“Horns for Kids” provides instruments to less fortunate students


(WTNH) — The organization “Horns-4-Kids” is changing lives for kids who want to play an instrument, but can’t afford it. Since 2003, nearly 1,000 instruments have been given away in more than 400 schools in nearly 200 Connecticut towns. The demand for all types of musical instruments continues to grow and the organizers need constant donations.

“‘Horns for Kids’ is a music charity that raises awareness about music education in the sense of getting instruments in the hands of students who can’t normally afford them or schools that have gone on hard times,” said longtime music teacher Fred Rossomando. “If you saw some of the application paragraphs that we read, we think of Connecticut as a pretty affluent state, but there are pockets that really need help.”

“To play a band instrument in school, it’s the only subject I can think of in K-12 that the school doesn’t really provide instruments for you,” he said. “If you go to English class, you don’t pay for the English book, you don’t pay for the math book, everything’s paid for, but if you want to play in the band, you need an instrument, so you need a physical instrument and there are many families that go into difficult times, they can’t do it.”

You can change lives too by clicking here and figuring out how you might help this cause. The goal is to have more than 100 instruments a year to give out in the state.

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