Do you have an unused musical instrument, case or music stand that could benefit our students? Through July 30, TCT Federal Credit Union is holding “Playing it Forward,” a musical instrument drive to support music education in the Stillwater and Cambridge central school districts.
TCT is asking anyone who would like to donate their clarinets, French horns, violins and any other band/orchestra instruments, music stands, cases and more to any one of their four TCT branch locations:
- 416 Rowland Street in Milton, NY
- 4 Hunter Brook Lane in Queensbury, NY
- 17 Gilbert Street in Cambridge, NY
- 520 Vischer Ferry Road in Clifton Park, NY
“TCT believes that supporting our music education programs is essential. The students of Cambridge and Stillwater are eligible members of TCT FCU. The program in these districts is in need of some modernized equipment,” said Jeannie Dickinson, TCT Federal Credit Union Community Relations Manager.
“Music can give children a way to express themselves creatively, develop social skills by working with members of the band or orchestra, and develop stronger coordination, memory as well as, math and language skills.
“By hosting an instrument drive, we hope to provide each music program student with their own instrument to possess on and off campus. This will allow a student to take their instrument home to practice and the opportunity to develop their skills can expand beyond class. Our goal is to provide a variety of instruments to provide both school districts with needs and expanded inventory,” Dickinson said.
TCT Federal Credit Union was founded in 1959 by a small group of teachers and school staff who wanted to pool their savings together to loan each other money when banks would not. Today, TCT serves 14,000 members and has $277 million in assets.