St. Petersburg College and Gasparilla Music Festival will trade tickets for musical instrument donations

Recycled Tunes will refurbish instruments and then place them in Bay area schools.

click to enlarge The gift of music, amplified. - Ysanne Taylor c/o Gasparilla Music Festival
Ysanne Taylor c/o Gasparilla Music Festival
The gift of music, amplified.

Last year, after Gasparilla Music Festival (GMF) wrapped, CL told readers that there was really only one review photo that mattered.

Here's another reminder that the downtown Tampa, nonprofit music festival (just like another local nonprofit fest, Clearwater Jazz Holiday) happens mostly so that music education can happen in Bay area schools.

From November 13-16, St. Petersburg College (SPC) is once again partnering with GMF's Gasparilla Music Foundation to support music and education in Pinellas County Schools through the community outreach program, Recycled Tunes.

Gently used instruments can be donated on November 13,14,15 and 16 at three SPC campuses listed below. The instruments will be refurbished by Recycled Tunes and then donated to Pinellas County Schools’ music programs so that a bunch of cute little kids can reap the emotional and academic benefits that come with learning a musical instrument.

The best part for kind-hearted souls ready to part with an instrument? All donors will receive a ticket to the 2019 Gasparilla Music Festival, which just revealed its strongest initial lineup ever.

Donations will happen on the aforementioned days in between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., except for Friday, November 16 when drop off cuts off at noon. Drop off locations are available in Clearwater, SPC's Gibbs campus and its Tarpon Springs campus, too.

Additional details are available below, and more questions can be directed towards Rosaria Pipitone who you can call at 727-314-4722.

Visit spcollege.edu/recycled-tunes for anything else.

SPC x GMF RECYCLED TUNES INSTRUMENT DRIVE DONATION DROP OFF TIMES

  • Tuesday, November 13:  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 14: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 15: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday, November 15: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m

SPC x GMF RECYCLED TUNES INSTRUMENT DRIVE DONATION DROP OFF LOCATIONS

  • SPC Clearwater Campus (ST 122) — 2465 Drew St., Clearwater
  • SPC St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus (SS Lobby) — 6605 5th Ave. N., St. Petersburg
  • SPC Tarpon Springs Campus (AG 114) — 600 Klosterman Rd., Tarpon Springs

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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