Got an unused guitar, trumpet, or drum collecting dust in your closet? The city of Burnaby wants it.
Burnaby will host its first musical showcase on Saturday as part of its new Harmony for All program.
The initiative seeks to provide free musical instruments and instruction to Burnaby residents.
The show is the brainchild of Burnaby councilor and former DOA punk rock quarterback Joe Keithley.
Keithley says: “Expressing yourself through music is one of life’s greatest joys, but the financial cost of renting an instrument and paying for lessons puts music beyond the reach of too many. people.
“Harmony for All will ensure that all Burnaby residents have the opportunity to discover their musical talents. Learning music is a great way for our kids to connect, make friends and overcome cultural barriers.”
Punk legend & councilor Burnaby organizes instrumental driving
Keithley hosted an instrumental showcase earlier in 2019.
Firefighters Keithley and Burnaby will be in the parking lot at Burnaby City Hall from 10am to 1pm, collecting supplies.
They are looking for used items that are light and in working condition. Donors will receive a tax receipt.
Those instruments will form a pool that can be lent to the Burnaby children during the first phase of Harmony for All, which launches in spring 2022.
The city said future phases of the program will include free or low-cost music programs for those who cannot afford to attend.
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