WICHITA, Kansas – Legendary singer-songwriter Barry Manilow will bring his Manilow Music Project to Wichita Public Schools. The pop icon plans to donate a Yamaha piano to launch the drive.
Anyone who donates a new or gently used musical instrument one week prior to show date will receive 2 free tickets (valid for pre-selected seat locations on a first come first serve basis) for Manilow’s February 19th show.
“I’m thrilled to once again bring the gift of music to these kids,” added Manilow.
The Intrust Bank Arena Box Office, at 500 E. Waterman, will serve as the base for the instrument drive in Wichita from February 12th through February 19th. The instrument drop off location is open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday.
“The Wichita Public Schools’ nationally acclaimed music program is once again honored to be the recipients of the Manilow Music Project’s Instrument Drive,” said Shawn Chastain, Executive Coordinator of Fine Arts at Wichita Public Schools. “Through the generosity of Mr. Manilow’s foundation, our music students will benefit by having increased accessibility to instruments. WPS shares Mr. Manilow’s vision of enriching students through music education.”
More information on the Manilow Music Project can be found at http://www.manilowmusicproject.org/.