What is Play It Forward?
Play It Forward provides quality musical instruments to AACMS Instrumental Music students at a reasonable cost. The program is supported through donations of used and functional musical instruments as well as funding for the maintenance and repair our instrument inventory.
Who benefits from Play It Forward?
The program exclusively benefits the student musicians of Arts Academy Charter Middle School’s Instrumental Music Department. Instruments are used by our students in rehearsals and performances. Donations and rental fees offset the cost of instrument repair and maintenance.
How does Play It Forward work?
To participate, AACMS Instrumental Music students and their families will complete a rental contract and pay a non-refundable rental fee of $25.00 annually. Students have use of the instrument for in-class rehearsals, at-home practice and school performances for the duration of the school year. Each student is responsible for the care e of his or her instrument during the rental period.  
How can I contribute?
AACMS acquires instruments for Play It Forward exclusively through donations. Members of the school community and public are welcome to donate instruments at any time by completing a Play It Forward Donation Form (see below) and dropping the completed form and instrument(s) off at the AACMS Main Office during normal business hours. Monetary donations are also gratefully accepted.  

AACMS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please note, we do not provide appraisals or estimate the value of donated instruments.

We are currently in need of the following instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet (B-flat and bass), saxophone (alto, tenor and baritone), trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone/euphonium, tuba, snare drum, bell kit, violin, viola, cello, bass (any size), guitar and electric keyboard.

We also accept instrument donations at any Instrumental Music performance, including the Winter Concert, Eighth Grade Showcase, and Spring Concert.