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Local Heroes Help Philharmonic Get Instruments To Students


Last updated 5/19/2021 at 3:07pm

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For some Transylvania County students, the cost of owning a musical instrument – even the rental cost – is prohibitive. In 2015, the Brevard Philharmonic, through its Music in the Schools outreach, decided to do something about that.

"We put out a call for donations," said Aleta Tisdale, the original organizer of the drive. "We asked everyone to, 'check your closets, your attics...anywhere you might have a playable but no-longer-played band or orchestra instrument.'"

As is typical of the generosity of the community, the trumpets, the violins and the flutes flowed into the Philharmon...

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