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Play it Forward

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.

Donate an Instrument

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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. Use the form above to match your instrument with a school in need.

Harmony in the Park drop-off

Bring your instruments to our Harmony in the Park choral events June 4th (in Minneapolis) and June 28 (in Duluth). For more information and details, visit the Harmony in the Park page.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.


Short stories about donating and receiving instuments, shared by you. Read them here.

Resources for Participating Schools

Tools to help promote and track your participation in Play it Forward.

Drop Site Poster (PDF)

Editable Poster: Drop Site Information (PDF)

Mn Legacy Fund Play it Forward: Classical MPR's Musical Instrument Drive is made possible in part by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

Created and executed in partnership with the Minnesota Music Educators Association, with assistance from Vega Productions.

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