Instrument Drive for Thomas Kelly High School Band

WHEN: Now through September 1, 2021!

Thomas Kelly High School music programs have more students than instruments! In the past, students had their own mouthpieces for instruments but shared the instruments themselves. This is no longer feasible during the pandemic.

Additionally, student enrollment in Thomas Kelly High School band and orchestra programs has been growing! There won’t be enough instruments to go around without your help!

We need donations of used instruments in good condition for Thomas Kelly High School band students! These are the critical needs:
4 flutes
6 alto saxophones
12 trumpets/cornets
6 trombones
2 baritones/euphoniums
2 tubas
String instruments, including cellos, basses, violins and violas

How you can help:

Please donate used instruments in good condition to participating donation sites! Instruments can be dropped off at the following locations and hours:

StartingPoint Realty Headquarters
1515 Woodfield Rd, Ste 910, Schaumburg
M-F 10am-3pm 

StartingPoint Realty Roscoe Village
3224 N Damen, Chicago
W, F 11am-4pm

Edward Jones – Financial Advisor: Dane M Pinter

1256 W Northwest Hwy, Palatine

M-F 10am-3pm 

Jameson Sotheby’s – Chris Stephen
2934 Central St, Evanston
M-F 9am-1pm, 2pm-5pm

Lakes Realty Group – Pat Smarto 
16 E Grand, Fox Lake

M-F 9am – 4pm

Crank Revolution Bike Shop
1636 W Algonquin Rd, Hoffman Estates
Sun-Sat 10am-5pm

North Shore Barrington Association of Realtors

450 Skokie Blvd Bldg 1200, Northbrook
M-F 9am – 5pm

As an option, pick-up of donated instruments may be arranged by contacting Bikes & Music by emailing

Used instrument donations accepted through September 1, 2021!


Bikes & Music will seek instrument donations, collect donated instruments, and have them inspected, repaired and cleaned. We will provide the instruments to Thomas Kelly College Preparatory High School, where they will be appreciated and enjoyed by music students of all proficiency levels!

Learn more about Thomas Kelly College Preparatory High School music programs by visiting

If you do not have an instrument to donate, you can still help us by spreading the word on social media! Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram and share our posts! 


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