Top Ten Records Added As A Drop-Off Destination for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Instrument Drive for children
New and gently used instruments welcomed to help launch the DSO’s new residency and education programs in Southern Dallas. The Dallas Symphony’s new Southern Dallas Residency will help ensure that every child in the area who wants to play an instrument has access to instruction and an instrument free of charge.
To launch the residency, the DSO is asking for your new and gently used instruments of all types – strings, winds, and percussion – to share with fledgling musicians. Each instrument donation will be tax deductible, and the DSO will provide you with a receipt for your donation.
Top Ten Records on Jefferson Blvd in Oak Cliff is an official drop off location for the project, as well as Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.
“The ultimate goal is for every child in Southern Dallas to have access to an instrument, lessons, and performances free of charge. This deep and long-term engagement of both education and concert-making will build relationships in the community to get everyone excited about music and the new opportunities that music can provide.” Kim Noltemy, President & CEO of the Dallas Symphony Association
Top Ten Records is the oldest record store in Dallas, TX (1956), recently re-launched as a non-profit organization, retail shop, and community space in the heart of Oak Cliff on Jefferson Blvd. Jess Garland has been working with the non-profit to develop and grow music lessons in the shop. She teaches there on Saturday mornings. "Connecting kids with instruments can change the course of their lives", says Garland, the newest advisory member for the non-profit organization as well as being part of the DSO's multi-faceted program co-designed with community organizations, educators, local artists, city officials, the local cultural community, and leaders in the region to provide instruments and instruction to children in area schools and in after-school programs; to organize DSO musicians performing concerts on weekends and evenings in the community; and encourage DSO musicians collaborating with artists in the community.
Drop Off Location: Top Ten Records 338 W. Jefferson Blvd Dallas, TX 75208
Tuesday - Thursday, 12p-9p
Friday - Saturday, 12p-10p
In addition, instrument owners are invited to drop off their instruments at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center at the following address: 2301 Flora Street, Dallas, Texas 75201
Those without instruments may still contribute to this initiative. To share the joy of music, text CELLO to 41444 to support the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in Southern Dallas. To learn more about the DSO’s Southern Dallas Residency, visit mydso.com. This initiative is funded in part by generous support from Capital One and The Eugene McDermott Foundation.