A new partnership between the Band Instrument Repair (BIR) program at MSC Southeast and Vega Productions, a non-profit based in the Twin Cities, can transform those ab和oned instruments into something wonderful for an aspiring young musician.
Vega collects musical instruments from people who don't need them anymore 和 provides them to school programs whose families can't afford to buy or rent instruments. But many of the donated instruments need to be repaired before they can find new homes.
"We have a climate controlled storage unit full of instruments that are in need of attention before they can go out to schools for students to use. The supply exceeds our ability to get them repaired," said Vega Executive Director Caitlin Marlotte.
“在红翼乐队仪器维修程序有这么好的口碑 - 每当我就说说需要修复仪，人们会认为我与学校接触和合作伙伴，”她继续说。
"As part of their training, our students completely overhaul several instruments. We have a constant need for instruments that need repair," explained BIR instructor John Maddox. "Meanwhile, Vega has a constant supply of instruments that need work!"
In 2018-2019, BIR students repaired instruments provided by Vega. In August, Caitlin Marlotte came to campus to receive 95 clarinets, cornets, trumpets 和 saxophones, now in perfect working condition. They are ready to be distributed to schools through VEGA's flagship program, Instruments in the Cloud (www.instrumentsinthecloud.org）。
"Vega is really doing a really great thing in that they're finding the places where these instruments will be best utilized, with schools that have the greatest need," said John Maddox.
He believes this work is not only valuable to the schools 和 aspiring musicians who will receive the instruments --- it's valuable to the college student as well.
"We talk about this partnership with our students, how what they're repairing will have a real, tangible effect on a young student who might be making music for the first time," he said.
"One of the beauties of repair in general和 how we as repairers fit into the cycle of music making, is that we get to be a part of that journey with a musician to help them express themselves."
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