About Play It Forward
Classical Minnesota Public Radio wants to keep music education strong in Minnesota. That's why there's Play It Forward, the statewide musical instrument drive organized by Classical MPR in partnership with the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA). We're encouraging people across Minnesota to donate clean, gently used and playable instruments to Play It Forward. The donations will be given to school music programs in need of instruments, especially as a help for kids who can't otherwise afford them.
Donate your once-loved but no-longer-used musical instruments
Breathe fresh life into once-loved instruments by donating them to Play It Forward, which will operate year-round through a partnership with Instruments in the Cloud.
Bring your clean, gently-used and playable instruments to schools across the state. Schools are in need of any classroom instruments: woodwinds, brass, strings, snare drums, acoustic guitars, recorders, hand drums, etc. We'll put them in the hands of kids at schools throughout Minnesota. Click the button above to match your instrument with a school in need.
Have questions? We have answers. Find out more about tax receipts, slightly damaged instruments, or just how the whole process works in our FAQ section.
Need help finding a school?
Use the Local School Finder at MusicMakesUsWhole.org.
Resources for Participating Schools
Tools to help promote and track your participation in Play it Forward.