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Lewiston, ME 04240

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Bangor, ME 04401

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Portland, ME 04101

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We are celebrating the love of music all this June and July by collecting unneeded musical instruments and getting them into the hands of young music students across Maine.

This is Maine Public’s 7th instrument drive and each year we are amazed at the generosity of our listeners, viewers, and readers who recognize the power that musical achievement can have for our youth. Purchasing or even renting an instrument is unaffordable for many, and this program, we hope, helps many families in some small way.

We are partnering again in this endeavor with Music And Magic, a wonderful organization here in Maine dedicated to this same worthy cause. They help us spread the word and match donated instruments with requests that they field throughout the year.

Single-belled baritones and euphoniums line the ceiling of the V&E Simonetti Historic Tuba Collection to make room for the bigger instruments on the floor and walls.
Aiyana Simonetti-Poe
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Courtesy of V & E Simonetti Historic Tuba Collection
Single-belled baritones and euphoniums line the ceiling of the V&E Simonetti Historic Tuba Collection to make room for the bigger instruments on the floor and walls.

How can I donate?
We have drop-off bins set up in the foyers of each of our studios and they are accessible during regular business hours.

  • Portland Studio at 323 Marginal Way
  • Lewiston Studio at 1450 Lisbon Street
  • Bangor Studio at 63 Texas Avenue

Is there any tax benefit?
We have available a donation form at each location that you can use to self-report your donation and its value for tax purposes.

What instruments will you accept?
EVERYTHING (!) except for pianos and large drum sets.

I am a music leader at a Maine school, how do I go about requesting instruments?
Write to us at fun@mainepublic.org and we will reach back out and see if we can help fulfill some of your instrument needs at the end of this year’s instrument drive.

About Music and Magic:
Music and Magic was created in 2009 in loving memory of beloved friend and Maine musician Van Lawton. Amanda and Rob Duquette collect and distribute gently used instruments to kids and families in Maine. Music and Magic is a 501c3 non-profit that works with families, businesses, and organizations to share the gifts of music. Music and Magic directors are also musicians, educators, parents, and kindness advocates! They share kindness through music as KindKids Music!

For more information about receiving an instrument from Music and Magic please visit musicandmagic.org and to see our class and concert schedule please visit kindkidsmusic.com.