Legendary singer-songwriter Barry Manilow is “hitting the road” ONE LAST TIME! and hopes others will follow his philanthropic lead as he donates a Yamaha piano to launch a local instrument drive during his ONE LAST TIME! Tour for the Clark County School District.
Anyone who donates a new or gently used musical instrument to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Box Office will receive two free tickets (valid for pre-selected seat locations) for Manilow’s April 10 concert in Las Vegas, Nev.
“I know first-hand how invaluable music education is,” said Manilow. “It is a privilege for me to help bring the gift of music to these kids.”.
The MGM Grand Garden Arena Box Office will be the base for the instrument drive in Las Vegas from now through April 10, 2015. The instrument drop off location at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Box Office is open between Mon-Fri 11:00 am-3:00 pm.
“Music education is a very important component at the Clark County School District where we have many nationally recognized music programs,” said CCSD Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky. “Music instruments can be very expensive, especially in a time where school budgets are strained. However, thanks to partners like Barry Manilow and his Manilow Music Project we have been able to supply many of our classrooms with instruments. The donation of the keyboard and other donated instruments will be a great addition to our music programs and it also provides a way for our community to do their part in promoting the importance of music education. CCSD has been a recipient of music instruments from the Manilow Music Project in the past and we are grateful that Mr. Manilow and his team continue to support and contribute to the students in the Clark County School District.”
The Manilow Music Project (MMP) is part of The Manilow Fund for Health and Hope. 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 www.manilowmusicproject.org.