The purpose of this drive is to place musical instruments in the hands of our Columbus City school children and to make positive differences in the lives of so many deserving young people.


Help us make this a major success for Columbus City Schools.

Learn How to Help

How to Help

We need gently used or new instruments only, as well as amplifiers, strings, electric keyboards and other good accessories.
  • Drop-off dates 2022: August 27-28 & September 3-4
  • Drop off at any of our fully-compliant locations
  • All donations are tax deductible
  • Use the hashtag #giftofmusic to promote on social media
  • If you don’t have an instrument, you can donate via our GoFundMe page


2022 Drop-Off Dates: 



Saturday, August 27th




Sunday, August 28th




Saturday, September 3rd




Sunday, September 4th


2022 Drop-Off Locations 

Music Go Round (Gahanna)

August 27-September 4:
12-7pm Monday-Saturday, 12-5pm Sunday
1329 Stoneridge Dr, Gahanna, OH 43230

Music Go Round (Bethel)

August 27-September 4: 
11-7pm Monday-Saturday, 12-5pm Sunday
2630 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220


Music Royale

August 27-September 4: 
12-8pm Mon-Thursday, 12-6pm Friday, 10am-5pm Saturday, 12-5pm Sunday

480 W Olentangy St, Powell, OH 43065

School of Rock (Gahanna)

August 27-September 4: 
3-8pm Mon-Thursday, 12-5pm Saturday
5225 N. Hamilton Road, Columbus, OH 43230 


School of Rock (Dublin)

August 27-September 4: 
1-8:30pm Mon-Thursday, 4-7:30pm Friday

6727 Dublin Center Dr, Dublin, OH 43017

Vaughan Music Studio

August 25-28:  
12-8pm Monday-Thursday, 8am-2pm Saturday, 1-4pm Sunday

3280 Riverside Drive, Upper Arlington, OH 43221

Columbus Radio Group

August 27-September 4: 
9-5pm Monday-Friday

6727 Dublin Center Dr, Dublin, OH 43017

Easton Town Center

August 27 ONLY:
11-4pm Saturday
Drop off area in a parking lot located near 3950 Regents St, Columbus, OH 43219, accessible from Regents St. at Easton Town Center, across from the West Garage.  


 Q: Is my donation tax deductible?
A: Yes. You will receive a receipt when you donate as well as a confirmation letter after the drive is complete. If you feel your donation has a value of $500 or more, you should contact your tax advisor about IRS tax Form 8283 for non-cash donations.
Q: Who will be the recipients of the donated instruments?
A: Columbus City Schools and after school programs.
Q: I don’t have any spare instruments; how can I help?
A: You can donate to our Gofundme account! 
Q: Will you accept instruments in need of repair?
A: Instruments that require simple repairs like broken guitar strings, broken drum heads, and horns in need of new pads are fine. We also need amplifiers, reeds, saxophone and guitar straps.

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