Singer-songwriter Barry Manilow brings his Manilow Music Project to Lee County School District in Florida by donating a Yamaha piano to launch a local music instrument drive. Anyone who donates a new or gently used musical instrument to the Germain Arena Capital Bank Box Office will receive 2 free tickets (valid for pre-selected seat locations) for Manilow’s Jan. 24 show.
The Manilow Music Project has conducted music instrument drives all over the country to assist local schools with their music programs. “I’m thrilled to be able to help bring the gift of music to these kids,” Manilow said in a news release about the project.
The instrument dropoff location is at Germain Arena, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Jan. 23 and 24.
“It is most encouraging that someone with the success and notoriety that Barry Manilow has earned still remains aware of the importance of arts and music in the development of our young people,” said a statement from Nancy Graham, Superintendent of Lee County School District.
The Manilow Music Project (MMP) is part of The Manilow Fund for Health and Hope. It was formed as a grass roots organization to assist local charities and programs. Its primary focus is to provide musical instruments to high schools and middle schools and to provide music scholarships at universities throughout the US, Canada, and the UK. More information on the Manilow Music Project can be found at http://www.manilowmusicproject.org
Tickets are available online at Manilow.com or Ticketmaster.com, in person at the Germain Arena Capital Bank Box Office, or by calling 1-800-745-3000.