Musicare Continues Their Invaluable Help
Once again we here at Instruments For Africa would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to the good people at Musicare. Earlier this week we stopped in to pick up a couple of flutes that Musicare had cleaned and repaired for us only to find that Andrew Abraham and his amazing crew had a surprise for us.
Actually, they had a whole lot of surprises for us.
In addition to making the two flutes look and play like new, Andrew had collected for us an additional five trumpets and three violins, more than two-dozen music stands, a box full of extra mouthpieces and another full of valve oil, tons of band shirts, several boxes of instructional material and more! We packed the truck to the roof.
And this isn’t the first time this has happened, not by a longshot! Once we were picking up a half-dozen trumpets that Musicare had repaired for us and Andrew had nearly ten trombones waiting for us, another time he surprised us with a bunch of French horns. French horns!!!
Musicare has been cleaning and repairing concert band instruments for Instruments For Africa since the very beginning and it’s not an exaggeration to say that we really couldn’t do this without them. Add to that all the instruments and accessories that Andrew and the rest of the crew at Musicare has collected and donated to us over the years and, well, we really can’t thank them enough.
But we sure can can try: Thanks Musicare!
Thanks To Mr. Gummeson And The Students Of Elmwood School
At the end of the 2016-17 school year much-loved music teacher Nick Gummeson left Ottawa’s Elmwood School. Mr. Gummeson has been a generous and vocal supporter of Instruments For Africa since we began our efforts in 2013 so when his students searched for a way to honour their teacher they decided raising funds for IFA in his name would be a fitting farewell gesture.
In an assembly at the close of the school year Elmwood student Katherine Keough presented the donation to Mr. Gummeson and we are honoured to accept it on his behalf. We would like to thank Mr. Gummeson as well his thoughtful and inspired students at Elmwood School for their kind, generous support. Your generosity will directly enrich the musical lives of countless children, parents and teachers. Again, thank-you.