Music Doing Good, a wonderful Houston-based non-profit organization, has announced the donation of 32 instruments to music students at Hastings High School, to ensure the continuation of the school’s orchestra program. Instruments being donated include violins, violas, digital keyboards, cellos, and upright bases valued at more than $11,000.
The instruments will be presented to the students on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at Hastings High, an Alief ISD school.
Music Doing Good provides musical outreach in the form of an instrument granting program, music scholarships, and an after-school fine arts enrichment program for students of Title 1 schools. In 2017, Music Doing Good launched a College-Bound Scholarship Program whereby 10 local music students will go to College/University starting fall semester.
The non-profit began with a single instrument donation that was redistributed back into the community to a deserving young student. Since 2013, Music Doing Good with Instruments has granted 184 free, gently-used instruments valued at $23,958 to students in need and schools wishing to create or maintain orchestra and/or band programs. The program has collected 205 instruments valued at $46,287 to be refurbished and redistributed in the community. A recent grant of 69 violins and violas was made with newly purchased instruments totaling $5,145. Music Doing Good granted 67 instruments to schools affected by Hurricane Harvey.