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District 196 seeks donated band instruments

Since 2007, Independent School District 196 has collected gently used band instruments through a program called Band for All.

To date, approximately 600 students have been able to participate in the instrumental music program because they had access to a donated instrument through Band for All, including 341 students this school year. Band for All is in need of another 100 instruments.

All instruments are accepted; flutes and clarinets are always a need.

Instruments can be dropped off at Oak Ridge Elementary School, 4350 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, in Eagan. If you are not able to bring your donation to Oak Ridge Elementary, email to make other arrangements for donation.

Cash donations are also accepted and may be sent to Valley Middle School, care of Cindy Hanson, 900 Gardenview Drive, Apple Valley, MN 55124. Checks should be made out to District 196 Valley Middle School and write "Band For All" in the memo line.