Donations from families and friends are integral to helping OAYO provide the highest possible level of music education programming.
No gift is too big nor too small, and all are incredibly important and deeply appreciated. Your donations can sponsor a musician, provide materials for rehearsals and continue to expand the arts' outreach in our city.
Donate an instrument
OAYO accepts donations for gently used band and orchestral instruments in playable and good cosmetic condition. We are currently only accepting donations of the following instruments: piccolo, A clarinet, bass clarinet, English horn, and contrabassoon. We also accept music and instrument stands. Instruments and equipment that do not meet our quality standards will be sold or traded and 100% of the proceeds will be used to purchase new instruments. If you are interested in donating an instrument, please appraise the value of the instrument, fill out the instrument donation form and place the form inside the case.
Every instrument and the musician behind it has a story. If you would like to share the history of your instrument and why you have decided to donate, please email our Marketing Manager.
For more information on determining the value of donated property, please see Publication 561. Your donation is tax-deductible. Be sure to keep a copy for your own records. Contact us to coordinate a time to drop off the instrument.
Many OAYO students are able to participate only because they receive need-based scholarships, which are made possible by scholarship donations.