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Welcome to
Horns For Kids!
Horns For Kids, Inc. is a tax-exempt (501c3) non-profit organization that supports deserving school music programs throughout Connecticut. Our main purpose is to encourage children to experience the thrill of performing music in school, and as a life-long activity. H4K raises funds through private and corporate contributions -- and awards clean, playable instruments to deserving school music programs throughout Connecticut. We accept donations of new and gently used instruments, have them refurbished, and distribute them to deserving Connecticut schools.  Since 2003, H4K has helped over 400 Connecticut schools.  CLICK HERE to see every instrument Horns For Kids has awarded.
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Donate An Instrument
Donate a musical instrument to Horns For Kids, and we'll make sure that it gets to a student who can use it!  All kinds of gently-used and/or new instruments are needed: brass, woodwind, string, percussion and keyboards.  Go to the DONATE AN INSTRUMENT page by clicking on the "hot" musicians below -- or the button in the navigation bar. [Your donation is tax-deductible.]
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Your tax-deductible contribution to Horns For Kids is urgently needed for repair of donated instruments. Even a contribution of $5-10 dollars can make a big difference.  Simply click on the Blue Button above to go to the Contributions page.  All funds received are used to support students in deserving school music programs throughout Connecticut.

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In Memory of Carl Grande (1936-2005)


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CLICK HERE to watch an extraordinary Q & A Session wth Wynton Marsalis, members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and high school musicians participating in the 2015 Essentially Ellington festival in NYC.

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ARTURO SANDOVAL

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Arturo Sandoval, celebrated trumpeter, pianist and composer, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013 at the White House.  Born outside Havana, Cuba, he became a protégé of jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie and gained international acclaim as a dynamic performer. He defected to the United States in 1990 and later became an American citizen. He has been awarded nine Grammy Awards and is widely considered one of the greatest living jazz artists.  Click on the link under the photo above to view an excerpt from his speech (:47 seconds).

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Christian Heritage School in Trumbull was awarded a Bass Clarinet on May 12, 2015

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NYBERG Interviews
Horns For Kids
Fred Rossomando, co-director of Horn For Kids, was interviewed by Ann Nyberg at WTNH-8 on Tuesday, May 12.  Ann was very gracious to invite Fred on the program to discuss how Horns For Kids continues to support music education in Connecticut by supplying instruments to needy schools throughout the State.  CLICK HERE or on the photo above to see the entire program (23:09).

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EDISON MS MERIDEN RECEIVED A VIOLA 11/11/14.
Thomas Edison Middle School Thank You Poster
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Kenneth Joseph (right) of Highville Charter School, New Haven, picks up a drum kit on Sept. 23, 2014

Waterbury Arts Magnet School received drum set.
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Instruments Awarded
to Schools, Oct. 28 
Horns For KIds awarded 39 instruments to CT schools on Monday, October 28, 2019.  CLICK HERE to see the list of schools awarded instruments or go to the Instruments Awarded page.  If your school was awarded an instrument, call us ASAP to arrange to pick-up.  Call 203-288-9771 and ask for Fred or Lee.  The last day to pick-up your instrument is Monday, November 11.  If you are not on the Horns For Kids E-Mail News List, (or are not sure), send a request to me at Lee@hornsforkids.org.  I'll add you if you're not.  You'll receive advance notice when the next group of instruments is available.

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 To receive adance notice when the next group of instruments is available, subscribe to the free H4K E-Mail News by sending us an e-mail request.  Send your request to us at:  Lee(AT)hornsforkids(DOT)org


Instruments Awarded To Schools May 30, 2019 
Horns For Kids awarded 40 instruments to schools on Thursday, May 30, 2019.  To see the list of schools that received instruments, go to the Instruments Awarded page.  There were 52 applications for the 40 instruments.  We plan to have more instruments available to schools in October, 2019.  If you are not on the Horns For Kids E-Mail News List, (or are not sure), send a request to me at Lee@hornsforkids.org.  I'll add you if you're not.  You'll receive advance notice when the next group of instruments is available.

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Click on Picture to read how Jason Fenwick collected over 13 instruments for less fortunate students


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