I'm A Band Director
Dear Band Director,
Drew’s Gift of Music is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization founded in 2011 with the simple mission to provide as many music resources as possible to young students who wish to learn to play an instrument. Since our founding, we have expanded from two to 19 schools across Northern Indiana, and are always looking to expand into new school districts. The number of students we are actively supporting is growing rapidly, and we currently support over 100 students from fifth graders to high school Seniors. 79% of our instruments are generously donated to us, and all instruments are cleaned, refurbished, and stocked with all essential equipment so they are ready to pick up and play the moment they reach a student’s hands.
Our instruments are licensed to the students at no cost to them for the duration of their K-12 music education. After graduation, those instruments are returned to us and granted to the next student in need.
We depend on you:
Our band directors are a critical part of our program. We look to you to identify students in need and connect them to us for us to provide them with what they need. Here’s how it works:
1. Register your school system with us via the form linked below if not already registered. You will receive a pass code that is unique to your school system.
2. Direct students and their families to this website, and direct them to register with us. They will need the pass code to be able to register. They will fill out an Instrument Request Form, which will automatically be sent to us upon completion. In the event that the family does not have internet access, you can provide them with a paper copy of the Instrument Request Form and e-mail the completed form back to us.
3. We contact the family and band director to let them know if we have the instrument they requested available, and if we do not, they will be put on a waitlist until we can provide them their instrument.
4. We arrange for the instrument to be handed over. Both the parent and student sign an Instrument License Agreement, and they go home with their instrument.
We are here to support your students and your music department. You decide what instrument the student will be applying to receive, and we will not provide them with an instrument that you did not approve. If a student with a licensed instrument is no longer interested in playing, we ask that the student leaves the instrument with you, the band director, and to have you contact us for us to pick it up. This will allow us to refurbish and restock the instrument to be put in the hands of another student in need as quickly as possible.
We are looking forward to working with you and your students. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at