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 TBA
  • Drop off at any of our fully-compliant no-contact curbside locations
  • Your name will be inscribed on our website’s Hall of Heroes honor roll
  • 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 28th

9:00 am – 5:00 pm



Sunday, August 29th

9:00 am – 5:00 pm



Saturday, September 4th

9:00 am – 5:00 pm



Sunday, September 5th

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

2022 Drop-Off Locations TBA

Music Go Round Gahana

11am-7pm August 28-September 5
Gahanna- 1329 Stoneridge Dr, Gahanna, OH 43230

Music Go Round Bethel

11am-7pm August 28-September 5
Bethel- 2630 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220


Music Royale

August 28-September 5: 
12-8pm Mon-Thursday, 12-6pm Friday, 10am-5pm Saturday

480 W Olentangy St, Powell, OH 43065

School of Rock (Gahanna)

School of Rock (Dublin)


 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: Will social distancing and safety be practiced?
A: Yes! Drop-offs are curbside and no-contact.
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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