Thanks to aspiring Eagle Scout Spencer Wright and friends, who organized and publicized an instrument drive in early May, MFLA is the recipient of an amazing haul of 40 "new" instruments! The drive took place at St. Louis Priory School on May 4, and was completely organized by Spencer, who took on the project as part of his efforts to become an Eagle Scout. He enlisted the help of friends, who spread the word about the drive to their classmates and schools via social media, fliers and posters. Donations included a full drum set, several guitars, saxophones, violins, trumpets and other band and orchestra instruments. These instruments come at a perfect time for MFLA, as teachers and schools prepare this summer for the upcoming school year.
Want to organize an instrument drive for your school, church, community group or neighborhood? Contact MFLA coordinator Matt Brinkman at 314-533-9900 or e-mail to find out how to get started!
When Gene and Beverly Denonovich needed to find a new home for their 35 year old Wurlitzer piano, they wanted to be sure that the instrument that had been a part of their family for so many years would make a difference in someone else’s life. A lunch with Sheldon Executive Director Paul Reuter led the Denonovichs to Music for Lifelong Achievement (MFLA), The Sheldon’s instrument donation program, and the piano found a new home with the Grand Center Arts Academy (GCAA) in Grand Center. Click to learn more!
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