In 2009 the Brunswick Concert Band founded the MSAP or Music Student Assistance Program. The goal of this program is to provide an opportunity for all middle and high school students in Brunswick County to participate in music programs by loaning gently used instruments to students who might otherwise be unable to afford the expense of renting. Through generous donations of used instruments by members of our community we currently have over 70 instruments being played by students in the area.
Persons with an instrument in good playing condition and for which they have no further use are asked to consider donating it to our MSAP. Because the Brunswick Concert Band is a 501 (c) (3) organization, the value of the instrument is tax-deductible, and donors can enjoy knowing they have helped a young person get on the road to a rewarding and exciting career as a student musician. For more information and to donate, contact us here on the website or send us a message on our Facebook page, Brunswick Bands North Carolina!
A special mention and shout out to Mr. Jim Varno of Varno Musical Instrument Repair, Inc. (www.varnorepair.com) in Leland, NC for his expertise in assessing and repairing our student instruments.