Music Matters has been a five-year duet between Coles Fine Flooring and Jazz 88.3 radio collecting over 200 instruments this year in order to benefit students of San Diego and inspire future generations of musicians. Throughout May and June, Jazz 88.3 FM and Coles Fine Flooring collaborated on their sixth annual Music Matters drive to collect musical instruments. Flutes, violins and other instruments are refurbished and repaired by the Community Council for Music in the Schools (CCMS), a nonprofit organization. CCMS places the instruments with music teachers in San Diego Unified School District (including elementary, middle and high schools) for loan to students in school music classes, bands and orchestras.
Every year, San Diegans are encouraged to dig into their closets, attics, garage, or under the bed, to find their old musical instruments that may be just collecting dust awaiting its next musical maestro. Donating is as easy as bringing a musical instrument to one of Cole’s seven stores and showrooms across San Diego County. Coles is proud to do its part and collected more than 200 instruments this year!
’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.”
Look for Coles and Jazz 88.3 in May 2011 to donate instruments for next year’s drive. THANK YOU SAN DIEGO for your incredible support of this worthy cause!