West Windsor, N.J. – In observance of Giving Tuesday on Dec. 1, WWFM The Classical Network hosted a musical instrument drive, in partnership with Princeton University, that has significantly added to the supply of musical instruments for the Trenton Community Music School (TCMS).
Members of the public supported “Instruments of Change” in droves, with a final tally of nearly 100 instruments collected for the school. In addition to the more standard donations of flutes, trumpets and clarinets, the drive also yielded a dulcimer, ukulele, military bugle and three pianos.
Carol Chickering Burden, Executive Director of TCMS, was overwhelmed by the generous response. “I am absolutely stunned by this outpouring of community support. It will go a long way in helping our students. My very warmest and humblest thanks for everything that WWFM did for Trenton Community Music School.”
According to WWFM General Manager Peter Fretwell, the project was conceived to provide the school with musical instruments that are no longer being used, either because children have outgrown their first instruments or have shifted their interests away from playing.