DSO Drive Aims To Collect Over 2,000 Instruments For Students In Detroit


(WXYZ) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is on a mission to collect 2,500 used instruments for students in Detroit during the month of October.

DSO says it is partnering with community groups and local businesses statewide to launch instrument ordering to benefit its Detroit Harmony program, which aims to put an instrument in the hands of every student Kindergarten to Grade 12 from the city of Detroit who wish to learn to play.

The training will take place from October 1 to 31. They also teamed up with the Michigan State University Spartan Marching Band and the Michigan Marching Band at the University of Michigan to organize a collection of instruments during the rivalry football game on October 30 at Spartan Stadium.

“Putting 2,500 instruments in the hands of students in Detroit and enrolling them in a program and music lessons will be a transformation for these kids,” Damien Crutcher, general manager of Detroit Harmony, said in a press release. “I look forward to the day when all students in Detroit will feel what it is like to play that first note on an instrument, and as a former student of MSU and U of M, I am especially thrilled to have the Spartan Marching Band and Michigan Marching Band collaborating with us to collect instruments.

Instrument drop-off locations:

Michigan State University vs University of Michigan football game donation eventOctober 30, 2021

Spartan Stadium325 W Shaw Ln, East Lansing, MI 48824

Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center3711 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Detroit Community Concert OrchestraMax M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center 3711 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201


A&G Central Music Madison Heights323 E 11 Mile Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071

A&G Central Music Macomb51170 Romeo Plank Rd, Macomb, MI 48042

Clarkston Community GroupSashabaw Middle SchoolPine Knob Ln, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346

Cliff Bell’s2030 Park Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Detroit Wayne Music Studio21301, avenue Gratiot, Eastpointe, MI 48021

Farmington Community Band32900 W 13 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Marshall Music Co. Lansing3240 E, rue Saginaw, Lansing, MI 48912

Marshall Music Co. Troy4052 Rochester Rd, Troy, MI 48085

Marshall Music Co. Traverse City1197 W South Airport Road, Traverse City, MI 49686

Marshall Music Co. Kalamazoo951 Mall Drive, Portage, MI 49024

Marshall Music Co. Allen Park6500 Allen Rd, Allen Park, MI 48101

Marshall Music Co. West Bloomfield7470 Haggerty Rd, West Bloomfield, MI 48322

Music by McCourt Berkley3063 W 12 Mile Rd, Berkley, MI 48072

Music by McCourt Waterford3040 Sashabaw Road, Waterford, MI 48329

Meridian winds2807 Jolly Rd Ste 300, Okemos, MI 48864

Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association3899 Okemos Ste B1 Road, Okemos, MI 48864

Rochester Community Concert OrchestraSt. Paul United Methodist Church620 Romeo Rd, Rochester, MI 48307

North Oakland OrchestraLake Orion High School 495 E Scripps Rd, Township of Orion Charter, MI 48360

PNC 10 Mile Bank / Meadowbrook41325 W 10 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48375

PNC Bank Detroit Medical Center4111 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

PNC Bank Walton / Vieille Perche2015 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309

PNC Bank Hayes / Hall45125 Hayes Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48315

PNC Banque Ecorse / Monroe22111 Ecorse Road, Taylor, MI 48180

PNC Bank Ann Arbor Downtown101 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


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