Kent Music4Life

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The Kent Community Foundation is excited to be a partner in supporting the Kent Music4Life program.

What is Music4 Life

Music4 Life acquires “lovingly used: musical instruments from people in the community who no longer use them and provides the instruments to participating school districts for use by students in-need.   All donated instruments are first professionally assessed and repaired, if possible and at discounted rates, by qualified vendor/partners.  The instruments are then distributed directly to participating school districts, each of which is supported by a volunteer booster club.

Why is this important

Research shows that students who participate in school-based instrumental music activities do better in math, science and many other academic disciplines.  Learning and playing a musical instrument also fosters discipline, teamwork concentration, creativity and cultural learning.  It also offers “at risk” children an alternative to unhealthy and unsafe activities and t the ever-present “screen” (cellphones, tablets, etc.)

How you can help

Join the Kent Music4 Life.  Help advocate, organize and reach out to potential donors.  Doing so is a fun way to contribute to the community

Contribute financially.  Music4 Life is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN # 26-4733898).  Funds are important to cover the costs of discounted instrument repairs that may be needed. To donate on line choose Kent School District under School District Projects on this page, to ensure donations support KSD students.

Donate a musical instrument. Drop off locations for instruments:

School District Administrative Offices: 12033 SE 256th St, Kent, WA 98030

Kent Chamber of Commerce:  524 W Meeker St suite 1, Kent

Cow Chip Cookies Kent:  418 Ramsay Way #103, Kent

Contact us:

Committee Chair -Allyson Johnson

Kent Music4 Life Fundraiser – don’t miss next years’ event!

Here’s a link to the YouTube recording (fast forward 17 minutes, that’s where it starts):