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Music and instruments wanted for fundraiser

Published: Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

The Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts needs your used sheet music, music books, old musical instruments, stands and other items that might be of interest to musicians.

The community is invited to clean out their piano bench, attics and basements and donate to a great cause. The used music items will be sold at the music swap at the Performathon on March 15.

Held every two years, the Performathon is the major fundraising event of the community school. The funds raised are used for the scholarship programs that enable children unable to afford the full cost of arts education to take music lessons, join music ensembles, or take classes in music, art or theater.

Since the program began in 1993, more than $85,000 has been raised and 752 students have received scholarship support.

The NIU Community School of the Arts is sponsored by the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Northern Illinois University. There are approximately 80 teachers offering lessons on virtually all musical instruments, as well as art and theater. More than 400 community people from nearly 40 towns and cities travel to DeKalb for lessons and classes every semester.

Bring items to Room 132 of the Music Building between 8 a.m. and noon and 1 and 4:30 p.m. or call the office at 815-753-1450 to arrange for pickup of the items. LP recordings cannot be accepted.

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