UTICA – Utica students will have access to more musical instruments this year thanks to community donations.
Area media and businesses collected and donated instruments for students in music programs across the Utica City School District. The instruments, including guitars, flutes, saxophones and drums, were distributed at Proctor High School on Monday.
Donations were collected throughout the summer beginning June 21, 2019, at various drop-off locations throughout the community. More than 150 instruments were collected.
“Music teaches math, it teaches creativity, it also teaches communication; they say people who learn music are more cooperative with their teachers,” said Anthony Donaldson, owner of Disruption Network, a podcast/videocast content provider based in Utica.
Businesses contributing to the collection included, Disruption Network, The Compassion Coalition, Big Apple Music, The Drive 92.7, The Pizza Box and EJA Moving Services.