11:57am

Thu March 14, 2013
Arts

School System Offers Second Life for Used Instruments

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Members of the Nashville Symphony will be performing Antonin Dvorak’s American String Quartet Saturday morning at the Franklin Theater.

Student musicians from Williamson County Schools will perform on the same program.

The performance is part of an effort called Bring Your Music to School. The school system hopes to put instruments into the hands of students who can’t afford them by asking the community to donate used instruments.

Melissa Dufrechou is a fine arts specialist for Williamson County Schools.

“Tickets are ten dollars, or you can bring and instrument and get two tickets for free. The doors open at 10 o’clock(a.m.)”

Cellist Drew Taylor is one of the student musicians who will be performing this weekend. He’s excited, and a bit nervous, to be appearing on stage with artists from the Nashville Symphony.

“It’s certainly exciting to go up there with people who’ve devoted their entire life to do this type of music, and being someone who plays the same instrument as one of these people that’s going to be playing its pretty cool to be able to see where they’ve been able to go with their music.”

If you can’t make the performance, but would like to donate an instrument, you can reach Melissa Dufrechou during school hours at 615.472.4085.

Williamson County Schools are also accepting cash donations toward instrument purchases.