THE RONNIE SCOTT'S MUSIC INSTRUMENT AMNESTY!

THE RONNIE SCOTT'S MUSIC INSTRUMENT AMNESTY!

11.07.15 - 10am to 3.30pm!
Date: Saturday 11th July
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Give a new life to your unused or unwanted instrument by donating it to young aspiring musicians in the UK and overseas!

On Saturday 11th of July, Ronnie Scott's will be holding a "Music Instrument Amnesty" to collect unused music instruments and donate them to school kids in the UK and overseas. This amnesty is organized in association with Sistema England and Music Fund EU. 

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If you wish to donate your instrument, please fill up the application form below and send it as soon as possible to fatine@ronniescotts.co.uk.

Please note, we mainly accept instrument in good condition or with very few repairs. Both charities are in need od brass and woodwind instruments. Amplifiers are also welcome as certain projects have electric instruments but no amplification system. Thanks!

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Donated instruments will be given new life in the hands of children and young people participating in ambitious 'social action through music' projects, in targeted communities in England and abroad.

We will assess your request, send you a confirmation and invite you to come for the “Ronnie Scott’s Music Instrument Amnesty” on Saturday the 11th of July at the club to celebrate together over a drink.

Doors will open at 10am and close at 3.30pm so please make sure you come during this window.

Your instrument will be given a tracking number enabling us to inform you of its ultimate destination. Once the amnesty is over, we will prepare the instruments for delivery and send them to Sistema England in the UK and Music Fund based in Brussels.

20140910_NucleoProject_ig041.jpg Sistema England, founded by Julian Lloyd Webber, seeks to transform the lives of children, young people and their communities through the power of music making. It is part of an international movement inspired by El Sistema, the Venezuelan programme that benefits children and young people through the creation of grass roots orchestras.

10455434_903249906355387_7177592997314046322_n__Copy.jpg Overseas, the collected instruments will be given a second life through Music Fund who distributes to projects in international conflict zones from their base in Brussels.  Music Fund is a humanitarian project that supports musicians and music schools in conflict areas and developing countries operating in Africa, the Middle East and Central America.

Please note, we will mainly accept instrument in good condition or with very few repairs.

FAQ'S

Which instruments can I give?

- BRASS: Trumpet, Flugelhorn, French horn, Tuba, Cornet, Euphonium, Trombone, Tenor trombone, Bass trombone
- WOODWIND: Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Soprano Saxophone. Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
- STRINGS: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double bass, Bass guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Electric Violin
- PERCUSSION: Cymbals, Snare drum, Bass drum, Tambourine, Triangle, Xylophone, Latin Percussion (congas, bongos, timbales, maracas)

- AMPLIFIERS

We do not accept: Pianos, Hammond Organs…

Where will the instruments go?

These instruments will go to children and young people participating in ambitious 'social action through music' projects, in targeted communities in England. The instrument amnesty will benefit some of the 3,000 young musicians in Sistema programmes in 14 schools in London, Liverpool, Newcastle, Norwich and Telford.

Overseas, the collected instruments will be repaired (if needed) and given a second life in 16 Music Fund projects in Africa, the Middle East and Central America. Music Fund is a humanitarian project that supports musicians and music schools in conflict areas and developing countries.

Can I track my instrument?

On the day, we will assess your instrument with experts and give you a tracking number so you will be able to know exactly where your instrument goes. If you wish to track your instruments, please contact fatine@ronniescotts.co.uk with your tracking number and we’ll get back to you.

What will happen next?

Ronnie Scott’s will do a follow up by organising jazz workshops within these projects to inspire young generation of aspiring musicians and hopefully pass on to them the love of jazz.

I can’t make that date, what can I do?

Unfortunately, we won’t be able to collect donations from individuals, businesses or organisations. If you need more information, please contact fatine@ronniescotts.co.uk.

I’d like to donate lots of instruments, how can I do this?

If your donation is of a considerable volume, please contact fatine@ronniescotts.co.uk to discuss the next steps.

I’ve got a large instrument to donate. Can you come and collect it?

Unfortunately, we do not accept large instruments.

Where’s the nearest car park?

The nearest car parks are: Q-Park Chinatown (20 Newport Place), Q-Park Ltd (52 Poland street) & Brewer Street Ncp (Brewer street). You can also park your car in the streets around the club but we cant guarantee if there will be space available.

What’s the minimum age for giving an instrument?

To give an instrument, you must be 18 year old and over and must be the owner of the instruments.


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