Cleaning out the attic? Don’t know what to do with those musical instruments the kids no longer play? How about donating them to school children throughout Montgomery County who need assistance to pursue their love of music? The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and The Pavilion Partners, the official volunteer organization of The Pavilion, are conducting an Instrument Drive from Aug. 11-Sept. 19. The drive benefits schools in Montgomery County that need assistance for their band and orchestra students.

Anyone who donates a musical instrument receives a special ticket offer for one of two upcoming symphony performances at The Pavilion. With the donation of any new or used instrument (excluding recorders), donors can receive half-price tickets to the Houston Symphony’s Zoot Suit Symphony Aug. 27 or Music of Mozart concert Sept. 19. Donated instruments should be brought to The Pavilion Ticket Office, located at 2005 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands. A tax receipt will be provided. If the donor would like to take advantage of the special ticket offer, they should let the Ticket Office know at the time the donation is made. This special ticket offer is only available at The Pavilion Ticket Office, not at any Ticketmaster outlet, by phone or online. Limit eight (8) half-price tickets for each donated instrument.

"Montgomery County residents enjoy wonderful performing and visual arts programs,” said Patrick Paris, fine arts coordinator for Conroe Independent School District. “The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, which hosts so many of these quality events, is sponsoring a valuable initiative to help students, who might otherwise not be able to experience the culture and wonder of learning to play a musical instrument."

At the conclusion of the drive, all donated instruments will be distributed to Title 1 schools throughout Montgomery County that have requested assistance and to children who are participating in music programs in these schools.

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