ECHO Project

Howard County Parents for School Music presents the

“ECHO Project” (Every Child Has Opportunities in Music)



        A huge THANK YOU to everyone for the instruments donated at this year's ECHO Project Instrument Collection on January 30, 2016 - and to all of the volunteers that helped with the collection, especially our partner, Music & Arts!


                                                       


The 5th annual ECHO Project instrument collection, held on January 31, 2015  during the MS & HS Solo & Ensemble Festival was a great success!


Over two dozen instruments were collected and will be distributed to schools in need.  Instruments that were collected included  1 cello, 2 clarinets, 3 flutes, 1 trombone, 3 Trumpets, 1 viola, 7 violins, 1 glockenspiel, 1 snare drum, 1 xylophone, 1 acoustic guitar, 1 electric guitar, and 1 piano.We also received a metronome and two music stands. HCPSM wishes to thank our partner, Music and Arts, and all of the parents, neighbors and friends who contributed to the success of the ECHO Project. On behalf of our musical students in elementary, middle and high schools, thank you for your continued support.


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            Instruments collected at the 2015 Solo & Ensemble Festival.            Berni Giroux,ECHO Project Chairperson and Terry Eberhardt, HCPSS                                                                                                                                                   Facilitator for Music Programs. 

Do you have a formerly loved musical instrument that needs a new home? If so, the ECHO Project is just the place to donate your used instrument.  Musical instruments should be in good, playable condition.  Some instruments will be accepted with only  MINOR repairs needed.  Instruments are collected during the annual Howard County Solo and Ensemble Festival, usually held in February.  If you would like more information or want to donate but cannot wait until the Solo & Ensemble Festival, please contact hcpsm3@gmail.com.

 

All instruments will be used to help students who could not otherwise afford an instrument of their own.  Music is a gift from the heart, so open your heart today and donate your used instrument to the ECHO Project.  By donating an instrument, you give it a second life, something like a musical echo...



Thank you for all the generous donations to our 2014 ECHO Project! 



Some of the instruments donated at the 2014 ECHO Project collection.


Our 4th ECHO Project instrument collection was held on Saturday February 1st, at the Howard County Solo & Ensemble Festival held at Mt. Hebron High School.  The donated instruments included a keyboard, a drum set, three pianos, several flutes, violins, trombones, saxophones, a euphonium, a French horn, and more. The success of this music donation program would not be possible without support from our partner, Music and Arts Center, and our Howard County parents, neighbors and friends. On behalf of our musical students in elementary, middle and high schools, thank you for your continued support.










Students with donated instruments in 2013 from the ECHO Project

(photo was provided by Kathy K. Hersey at Murray Hill Middle School

 

Thank you Howard County Parents, Neighbors & Friends:

On Saturday February 2nd, the Howard County Parents for School Music working with Music and Arts collected over 25 musical instruments. The donated instruments included several flutes, violins, trombones, saxophones and more. The success of this music donation program would not be possible without the support from our Howard County parents, neighbors and friends. This was the 3rd year of our program. These students from Murray Hill Middle School are seen here practicing on donated instruments. On behalf of our musical students in elementary, middle and high schools, thank you for your continued support.




The 2nd annual ECHO instrument donation event sponsored by HCPSM and Music & Arts Centers, which was held during the Howard County Solo and Ensemble Festival on February 4, 2012, was a huge success! 

We are thrilled to report that we had a tremendous turnout and collected 14 Violins, including many in the 1/4 and 1/2 sizes, which are greatly needed by our Elementary Schools. We also collected 4 Trombones, 3 Violas and 3 Flutes, as well as a Cello, French Horn, Coronet, Conga drums and a Bell Kit.  We had a great time seeing all of our terrific students and their parents at the Solo and Ensemble event and wish to send a terrific THANK YOU out to those who donated.  We will try to post some pictures of these donated instruments in their new homes, thanks again Howard County Parents!     Students with a donated cello in 2012 from the ECHO Project (photo provided by Karen Zepp at Bryant Woods ES)

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Our first donation drive was in 2011 at Mt Hebron High School during the Solo and Ensemble Festival.  Many thanks to Music and Arts Centers for helping out with evaluations and tax receipts.

 

If you have questions please contact the Howard County Parents for School Music (HCPSM) Chairperson at hcpsm3@gmail.com.  

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