Band Instruments For Ike Victims

by Tamera H. BennettPosted October 15, 2008

The Grammy organization (NARAS) is collecting band instruments to help replace those destroyed by Hurrican Ike. If you have something to donate, please read the message and contact the organization directly.

We are very excited about this initiative to replace musical instruments for Galveston area schools due to loss from Hurricane Ike. As discussed, we are sharing the initial details with you regarding dates and the instruments needed by Central Middle School.

The dates for the drives in the different cities are as follow:

Nov 11- Houston - Texas Latin GRAMMY Celebration monetary donations Nov 20- San Antonio- location TBD, drop off from 12p-6p Nov 24- Dallas- location TBD, drop off from 12p-6p Dec 10- Austin- Open House, drop off from 9a-6p and during Open House

As promised, here is the list of what is needed: 8 Flutes 1 full conservatory system wooden oboe 2 long bore short reach Fox Bassoons (that I had just refurbished) 19 Bb clarinets 7 Eb Alto saxophones 3 Bb Tenor saxophones 1 Eb Alto Clarinet 1 Bb Bass Clarinet 35 Bb trumpets and cornets 17 Tenor trombones 4 Euphoniums 3 BBb Tubas 1 four valve (rotary) BBb Tuba Mobile Percussion cabinet 1 Peterson 12 window strobe tuner Peterson 505000 I Roland PF4 digital piano 1 Baby Grand piano (white) 1 Baby Grand piano (mahogany) 2 Upright pianos 1Model 10-A metronome 1Set of HANDBELLS 5 octave set with tables and cushions Several string instruments were also lost: 1 viola 2 3/4 size cellos 9 violins ranging from full size to 1/2 size Sound equipment for the Band Hall and the Choir Hall

More details regarding this campaign to come soon. In the meantime, please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks! Karla Martinez Project Manager Recording Academy Phone: 512.328.7997 karla.martinez at grammy dot com