Your gently used instruments will help area kids
#BeInstrumental by donating gently used musical instruments and equipment for Milwaukee’s young musicians! Throughout the year, donated instruments will be cleaned, repaired, provided with new cases, and given to at-need students and schools throughout Southeast Wisconsin.
Throughout the Year
How to Donate
1. Anyone who would like to make a difference in the lives of Milwaukee’s young musicians are encouraged to make a donation to the Instrument Repair Fund. Donated instruments require an average of $180 in repairs before they can be awarded to a student.
2. Bring your donated instrument to our downtown location. At any point throughout the year, you can bring your instrument to our downtown location on Prospect Avenue during operating hours and we will process your donation.
3. Feel great & celebrate! Because of your generosity, a young musician will now be one step closer to realizing their musical dreams.
Don’t have a musical instrument?
Your gift will repair donated instruments.
Each donated instrument needs necessary repairs before it can find new life with a young musician. Repair costs are estimated at $180 per instrument. By making a gift to the WCM Instrument Repair Fund, you have the power to shape a musical journey.
Your donation helps students in greater Milwaukee
Donated instruments, like cars, need tune-ups
Nick Miller plucks a donated, vintage saxophone from its musty case, and gets excited when he spots the fancy engraving on the instrument’s bell. “That’s cool man!”
From One Repaired Harp, Many Cultures Can Unite
Music is more than just beauty. It’s the lifeblood of her culture. Mekdes isn’t interested in instruments found in school band. She wants a harp, and vividly remembers the first time she heard it.
Euphonium / French Horn / Trombone / Trumpet / Tuba / Various Horns
Acoustic Guitar / Classical Guitar / Electric Bass / Electric Guitar / Ukulele
Complete Drum Sets
Cello / Double Bass / Harp / Viola / Violin
Bassoon / Clarinet / Flute / Oboe / Piccolo / Saxophone – All Types
New Instrument Cases / Instrument Cleaning Supplies
Although we love pianos, organs, kazoos, recorders, hand drums, cajons, frame drums, congas, and bongos,
we unfortunately can not accept these instruments at this time.