SOURCE: Woodwind & Brasswind
FREDERICK, MD--(Marketwired - Apr 21, 2014) -
- WWBW contributions helped fund music projects reaching more than 10,000 students in March 2014
- Since 2007, partnership with DonorsChoose.org has helped supply nearly $4M in musical equipment to school programs
- Unique crowdfunding approach amplifies impact of individual donations
Woodwind & Brasswind, the world's premier band and orchestra authority, today announced that during the month of March 2014 the retailer helped to fund music projects reaching more than 10,000 students through DonorsChoose.org.
Since 2007, Woodwind & Brasswind has worked with DonorsChoose.org, an online website that supports projects in public schools through crowdfunding. The partnership has resulted in Woodwind & Brasswind's participation in supplying nearly $4 million in musical equipment to public school programs. On the DonorsChoose.org website, educators post their instrument wish list based on unique classroom needs that can range from classic recorders for beginning students, to wireless microphones for theatrical productions, all the way to tubas and trumpets for marching bands.
"Woodwind & Brasswind's partnership with DonorsChoose.org is truly unique because it adds the dimension of crowd-sourced funding to amplify the impact of any one donation. The fact that we are able to contribute to music education in a manner that reaches over 10,000 students in a month is truly remarkable. We encourage others to make a donation to this wonderful cause, as we at Woodwind & Brasswind continue to support music, musicians and the greater musical community." - Steve Zapf, President of Woodwind & Brasswind
For those interested in learning more about current projects available for funding on DonorsChoose.org, please visit www.donorschoose.org/woodwind-and-brasswind.
About Woodwind & Brasswind
Woodwind & Brasswind is the world's premier Band and Orchestra authority, offering over 50,000 products to musicians and music educators in over 91 countries online, over the phone and via catalog. For over 35 years, the company has provided expert advice, superior customer service and competitive pricing for all Band and Orchestra needs.
Woodwind & Brasswind's passion for musicians starts with music education, offering a dedicated staff of specialists to serve music educators, school and government organizations. Additionally, the company supports many organizations dedicated to music education, including DonorsChoose.org, Drum Corps International and Music For All.
For more information please visit Woodwind & Brasswind online at www.wwbw.com.