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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 well over 300 Connecticut schools.
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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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Ledyard High School received drum set in 2011 Drumapalooza 1.

Waterbury Arts Magnet School received drum set.
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Woodbury MS Awarded Baritone Horn
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Amy Perras, teacher, Woodbury MS and Bill Geddes, former Reg. 14 coordinator
Woodbury Middle School was awarded a Musica-Steyer baritone horn on May 13, 2013. Accepting the instrument for Woodbury Middle School was Amy Perras (see above), instrumental music teacher.  Also pictured above is Bill Geddes, former music coordinator for the Region 14 School District.  

BarryFest Raises
Funds for H4K
BarryFest, a celebration of the life of Mancheshter native, Barry Grant, took place on July 14, 2013, at a Manchester restaurant. Eight of his favorite bands performed as a tribute to Grant, who was their friend and avid supporter. About 300 of Grant's closest friends attended and donated $2,000 dollars in his name to benefit Horns For Kids. Grant who passed away in October, 2012, won many awards for his radio programs on WPLR and WDRC, including Billboard Magazine's Personality of the YearREAD THE FULL STORY HERE.

Darien HS Tri-M Raises
Funds for H4K
For the second year in a row, the Darien High School chapter of Tri-M Music Honor Society has raised significant funds for Horns For Kids.  Under the direction of Chapter president, Jeffrey Sload, the Darien HS chapter raised $2,400 dollars for Horns For Kids during this past December/January Holiday Season.  We are very grateful for the work of these students who organized the drive on their own.  They have made it possible for other deserving students in Connecticut to experience the thrill of making music.  And at the same time they have shown by their example that doing for others is what the Holiday season is all about.  Horns For KIds is thankful for their contribution to music education in Connecticut.

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Drumapalooza 2
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8 Drum Sets Available
Now to CT Schools
Horns For Kids has eight complete drum sets to award free to Connecticut schools. CLICK HERE to see descriptions of each set and download the application.  All sets have been completely refurbished with new heads and hardware where needed by our drum technician.  And they are all in beautiful condition.  There are (6) Five-piece sets with hi-hat cymbals and (2) Four-piece sets with hi-hat cymbals.  Five of the sets are Pearl drums that have hardly been used.  Applications for drum sets must be received no later than end-of-day Wednesday, September 17, 2014.  They will be awarded to schools based on need.  All teachers and administrators are encouraged to apply.

Instruments Awarded to
Schools in May, 2014
Meriden Public Schools Received Instruments
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Horns For Kids awarded 46 instruments to Connecticut schools on Monday, May 19, 2014.  We received 57 applications.  To see the list of schools awarded instruments, CLICK HERE, or on the searchlight banner above.  Join the E-Mail News List below to receive advance notice when the next group of instruments are available.
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Instruments Awarded to Schools in May, 2013
Horns For Kids awarded 52 instruments to Connecticut public and private schools on May 13, 2013.  There were 65 applications.  To see the list of schools receiving instruments, CLICK HERE, or on the banner above.  There will be more instruments available to schools this Fall.  Check back here frequently.  If you have subscribed to the Horns For Kids E-Mail News List (see below), you will be notified in advance.

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