Funds to purchase instruments for a lending library provided by Ontario Trilium Fund - your lottery ticket money working for you

By Staff

January 20th, 2023

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Ontario Trillium Fund has given Bandology a $39,400 grant to purchase additional music instruments that they loan to people who can’t afford the somewhat expensive instruments.

In their announcement Bandology explained that they have until May of 2023 to purchase instruments for a new musical instrument lending library.

“Bandology has been looking to build a lending library of instruments for a while now,” says Peter VanDuzer, President and co-founder of Bandology. “So many kids are interested in music but are unable to practice due to a lack of resources. Our hope is to bridge that gap by lending instruments out to those who need them most.”

Bandology’s lending library will comprise a variety of instruments, largely those relating to concert band, including woodwinds, brass and percussion instruments.

Bandology has gathered some instruments through donations, but this capital grant will make a huge difference and allow the non-profit to further their mandate of more music for more kids.

This is a really happy picture – kids along with their parents at a Bandology Camp

“Something like a guitar is relatively easy to find,” says Lisa Michaels, Executive Director and co-founder of Bandology. “A tuba on the other hand – or a bari saxophone – is expensive and logistically difficult to transport. With the lending library, Bandology will be able to bring all sorts of instruments to those who are interested in music.”

Bandology is a Canadian non-profit dedicated to more music for more kids via education, collaboration and community. Based in Oakville, Ontario, it provides young musicians with more opportunities to play, learn and be inspired. Learn more about Bandology’s programs and services at bandology.ca.

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