KSDS Jazz 88.3 FM, a broadcast service of San Diego City College, has announced that it will continue the “Music Matters” program in support of music education in local schools for a fifth consecutive year.
For one month, February 1-February 29, San Diegans can donate their used musical instruments at any Coles Fine Flooring location (colesfineflooring.com) in San Diego County, or at the KSDS Business office on the City College campus. All instruments will be completely refurbished by the Community Council for Music in the Schools (CCMS) and then distributed among San Diego City School music programs.
Since introducing the program in 2005, over 240 instruments have been donated to the San Diego City Schools. The goal in 2009 is to match this number of instruments, greatly benefiting school-aged children in San Diego County.
’Music Matters’ is simply another way that we are able to give back to the San Diego Community as well as further music education for young people, ” said Mark DeBoskey Station Manager for KSDS. “The goal of this program is to provide instruments to children who want to play music, yet might not have the financial means to buy their own.”
Additional information and drop-off location information is available at 619-388-3037 and www.jazz88.org.