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Meyer Music Official Drop Off Location for the Manilow Music Project

Feb 06, 2015

The public is invited to donate new or gently used music instruments to benefit Kansas City Public School children in exchange for two free tickets to Barry Manilow’s ONE LAST TIME! concert.

KANSAS CITY, MO (February 6, 2015) – Meyer Music, a family-owned music store, is designated as an official drop off point for new or gently used musical instruments. The instruments are being collected by The Manilow Music Project (MMP), which will donate them to Kansas City Public School (KCPS) children.

Donators will receive a voucher to be exchanged at Sprint Center box office for two complimentary tickets (valid for pre-selected seats) to Barry Manilow’s ONE LAST TIME! concert on February 12 at the Center.

The public may donate an instrument at any one of three Meyer Music locations in Blue Springs, Overland Park and Kansas City North during normal business hours now through February 12, 2015. The public can also drop off an instrument at Sprint Center Mon-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am-2pm; closed Sunday.

Barry Manilow, legendary singer and songwriter, is donating a new Yamaha piano to kick off the music instrument drive. “I know firsthand how invaluable music education is. It is a privilege for me to help bring the gift of music to these kids,” said Manilow.

The Manilow Music Project (MMP) is part of The Manilow Fund for Health and Hope.  Its primary focus is to provide musical instruments to high schools and middle schools and to provide music scholarships at universities throughout the US, Canada, and the UK.

“Meyer Music is honored to be a drop off location for such an important cause,” says Meyer Music’s, Mike Meyer. “MMP’s mission is much like our Band of Angels project and we’re happy to promote music lessons and education any way we can. Meyer Music’s founders and my parents, Ted and Betty Meyer, were both former educators in Kansas City schools, so it’s a pleasure to help MMP put instruments in those children’s hands.”

About Meyer Music:

Meyer Music is a family-owned Kansas City music store founded in 1966. Meyer Music carries the largest selection of new and used Yamaha pianos in Kansas City. The store also rents band and orchestra instruments to students and offers more private music lessons and instructors than any other music store in the metro area.

About Band of Angels:

Band of Angels is a Kansas City based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that collects used instruments, restores them and gives them to children in need.

About The Manilow Music Project:

In response to the needs of the local public schools and their severely depleted music programs, Barry Manilow gathered some friends and formed The Manilow Music Project as part of his nonprofit Manilow Health and Hope Fund. The Manilow Music Project’s mission statement highlights the importance of music programs in our schools and donates instruments and materials to school music programs.