“Play It Again!” Instrument Donation



Give your old instrument another chance to be heard.


The Charlottesville Symphony Society is happy to receive gently used orchestral instruments. We will pay for minor repairs, then donate them to underserved children or school music programs in the orchestra’s 11-county service area.

Please email symphony@virginia.edu or call the Symphony office at (434) 924-3139.

Don’t have a used instrument, but want to help? Tax-deductible charitable contributions underwrite refurbishment costs. Checks payable to the Charlottesville Symphony Society can be mailed to:

Charlottesville Symphony Society
PO Box 4206
Charlottesville, VA 22905


Donate an Instrument. Change a Life.

Program Facts:

How many instruments we have gathered since 2014?
Where have the instruments found new homes?
Barrett Early Learning Center
Bravo Strings (formerly Youth Orchestra Alive) - Orange County
Cale Elementary School
Charlottesville Day School
Charlottesville High School Orchestra
Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia
Charlottesville Symphony Society Musical Instrument Petting Zoo Collection
Crozet Arts
The Front Porch
James River Boys & Girls Club
Louisa County High School
Louisa County Middle School
Mountain View Elementary
Mountaintop Montessori
Orange County Elementary School
Orange County High School
Virginia Institute of Autism
Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind - Augusta County
Walker Upper Elementary
Walton Middle School
Wednesday Music Club
Western Albemarle High School
Wetsel Middle School - Madison County