Medford, Ore. — Two Southern Oregon music and art enthusiasts are asking for your assistance in helping our local youth.
Duane Hess and Dennis Ramsden teamed up four years ago to collect old or broken musical instruments to repair them for local students.
Through grants they are able to repair the instruments for free, but they need more instruments!
You know, this, along with the budget cuts, obviously there’s a need for these instruments. -Dennis Ramsden
Duane Hess said “We want to make sure we get lots of instruments. Even though the instrument may not look good. There’s so many kids out there that need instruments and a lot of the kids’ parents just can’t afford them.”
Dennis Ramsden said “This was an idea that came up about four years ago, I read an article in the newspaper about, I think it was, Crater High School was holding their instruments with duct tape. They were gonna change their colors to grey and I thought ‘You know, this, along with the budget cuts, obviously there’s a need for these instruments.”
They urge anyone who has an instrument and wants to donate, to visit their website at somusicfest.org/donate.
They will accept any size instrument, in any condition.
They can even arrange for pick-up of larger instruments.
Fore more information on the Southern Oregon Music Festival, go to SOMusicFest.org.