Musical Instrument Drive!

Mississippi Swing! is collecting used, but playable, musical instruments to distribute to local school instrumental music programs. Congratulations to the following 18 schools spanning 4 local school districts that have already received instruments: Rowan Middle School, Bailey APAC Middle School, Brinkley Middle School, Olde Town Middle School, Woolfolk Middle School, Power APAC, Blackburn Middle School, Hardy Middle School, Whitten Middle School, Chastain Middle School, Siwell Middle School, Northwest Jackson IB School, Davis Magnet School, Pelehatchie High School, Kirksey Middle School, Powell Middle School, Cardozo Middle School and Peeples Middle School. To date, 150 instruments have been distributed!
For more information, contact
David Schommer, Director
at 601-951-9091 or Email him at

2018 Sponsors and Supporters

Bradley Foundation

Mississippi Association of Partners in Education

Jackson Public Schools


Around the Town in the South

Christ United Methodist Church

Pearl High School

Private Donations

Grammy Museum Sponsors Drive!

2018 Highlights!

     Schools receiving instruments in 2018 included Kirksey, Powell, Obama Magnet, Cardozo, and Peeples Middle School. A special thanks goes to our very own MCSB musicians who donated funds and  musical instruments to the project. MCSB musicians helped test and/or repair donated instruments.  We appreciate our MCSB volunteers who assisted with setting up and working our instrument drive table at the concerts.    A special thanks is also in store for the audience and community members who donated funds and instruments!

     Community support continues to be tremendous! In 2018, Mississippi Music  discounted instrument cleaning kits and repairs. Ardenland Entertainment donated another $500 to the project. The instrument drive also picked up some new sponsors including The Community Foundation For Mississippi, Trustmark Bank, Entergy, The Walmart Foundation, Grammy Museum  Mississippi, the Madison Jazz Society and others.

       Musical instruments will continue to  be collected throughout the concert season.  We are collecting instruments of all types: trumpets, trombones, clarinets, flutes, saxophones and more! Donated instruments will be cleaned, serviced and distributed to select school band programs to be loaned to families who could not afford to rent or purchase a musical instrument for their child.  The MCSB is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible.  

Instrument Drive Wins 2018 Governor's Award!