Sacramento Jazz Education Foundation Launches Instrument Match Program
Instruments Available to Elementary to High School Students
June 15, 2018 — Sacramento Jazz Education Foundation (SacJEF) has officially launched its Instrument Match program designed to put instruments into the hands of young students learning to play music, especially jazz. The Foundation accepts donated instruments, assumes any refurbishment costs, and then matches an instrument with an aspiring music student. Over the past year, the SacJEF has collected and refurbished numerous donated instruments, and is now ready to accept student applications. There is no cost to the student to apply for or receive an instrument.
The student recipient will own the instrument for as long as they are using it. The instruments available vary, but are typically those you would find in traditional jazz bands, trumpets, clarinets, banjo’s, trombones etc. “We’ve received many fine instruments from former musicians who want their trumpet or clarinet to be used and enjoyed by the next generation.” says Leslie Barger, Chair of the program. “We also know that there are many young students who want to play music, but have no way to learn because they cannot rent or buy an instrument. The intention of our program to keep the music alive by filling this gap.”
To Donate an instrument:
- Visit www.sacjef.org/instrument-match/ and fill out the online form
- Contact Leslie Barger or Patti Jones through the SacJEF office, at 916-571-5533.
- The value of the donated instrument is tax deductible.
To Apply for an Instrument:
- Visit www.sacjef.org/instrument-match/ and fill out the online form.
- Contact Leslie Barger or Patti Jones through the SacJEF office, at 916-571-5533. The student recipient will own the instrument, and will assume future instrument
- If the instrument is no longer in use, the Foundation requests that the student return the instrument to SacJEF
- Instruments will be provided based on availability.
The mission of the Sacramento Jazz Education Foundation is to preserve and promote early jazz music, by supporting the education of current and future generations in the performance of early jazz, and in the history and appreciation of America’s true original art form, and to work collaboratively with other local, regional and national jazz educational organizations to accomplish this mission.
For more information on the Sacramento Jazz Education Foundation and all of its student education programs, visit www.sacjef.org.