The goal of Play It Forward Polk is to make sure no student who has a desire to play music goes without an instrument. New research suggests that regularly playing an instrument changes the shape and power of the brain, and may be used in therapy to improve cognitive skills.

Thanks to contributions like yours, we have raised over 100k and placed hundreds of instruments in children’s hands since the program began.


By donating you are helping us host concerts to raise money for musical instruments for band and orchestra programs

“When I got my first trumpet in Junior High School, I never imagined how learning to play this instrument would enrich my life so deeply. Music benefits me each and every day, and I am truly fortunate to have had the experience and training I got in the public school music programs.”
— Brian Everhart
“I wanted to say thank you for helping us get these high quality instruments into our students hands. All of the Alto Saxes that have been donated to Tenoroc are being put to good use in our advanced band and beginning band. It is really nice to work in a district that supports the arts. Thank you for your support! We all really appreciate it!”
— Mr. Michael Hill, Director of Bands and Guitar Studies at Tenoroc High School