Our Instruments in the Attic program was recently featured in the Prince William section of the Washington Post, focusing on a cello that was loaned to Potomac High School in Dumfries, VA.
The article details how purely coincidental circumstances can bring about a very real, and very quick, solution. Through a series of events, good networking connections and collaborations, and a very organized outreach program, the Academy was able – in a matter of mere days – to provide a cello for a student in need at the local school. The effort was once again made possible by the generosity and talent of Day Violins, who repaired the instrument.
Instruments in the Attic continues to gain momentum (and appreciation) in the local school districts as music budgets continue to be challenged. There is often very little funds available to purchase new instruments, which creates a vacuum of opportunity for students and hinders music program participation.
As donated used musical instruments (from generous people like you!) and monetary funds for repair get funnelled through the Academy, we are able to coordinate a successful network of outreach activities and to fulfill a very real need in the community. We would like to give a special thanks to Washington Post writer Jonathan Hunley for highlighting this wonderful program!