Music4Life delivered 33 musical instruments to Shoreline Schools last year

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

President/COO of Music4Life™ David Endicott reports that during the last school year (September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017), Music4Life™ delivered 33 ready-to-play musical instruments to Shoreline Public Schools.

These included saxophones, clarinets, trumpets, trombones, French horns, flutes, violins (of various sizes), keyboards, and many others. According to independent vendor / partner experts, these instruments have a total fair market value of slightly more than $18,000.

Music4Life™  is a Seattle-based nonprofit that provides ready-to-play musical instruments for use by public school students in need.

This was a landmark year for Music4Life™. Across all programs, they were able to deliver 276 musical instruments valued at nearly $169,000. This nearly doubled productivity from the previous year. Had they been able to count the 75 instruments in process of repairs in August, they would have far exceeded that mark.

In addition, there are at least ten other instruments in process of repairs that should be delivered to Shoreline soon and more are coming in.

Students receiving instruments may use them for anything they wish as long as they are enrolled in the school district. If they leave the district for any reason, such as graduation or their parents change residencies, the instruments must be returned to the school district so other students in need can use them.

“We estimate that a repaired instrument has a useful life of anywhere from two or three years to as many as 15 or more,” Endicott says.  “This means that three, four or even five more students can benefit from their use.” 

Donors can specify which school district receives an instrument. Instruments donated for “use wherever there’s the greatest need” are assigned to participating school districts based on “proportionality” (the relative fund raising success of each Booster Club).

The Shoreline Booster Club is chaired by Ken Noreen. If you are interested in being involved in the program, contact Ken or see the Facebook page. If you have a musical instrument to donate, or would like to donate money to help with the repair costs, the information is here.


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