Musical Instrument Drive!

Mississippi Swing! is collecting used, but playable, musical instruments to distribute to local school instrumental music programs. Congratulations to the following 15 schools 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 and Kirksey Middle School. To date, 118 instruments have been distributed!
 
For more information, contact
David Schommer, Director
at 601-951-9091 or Email him at trumpetdls@aol.com.

Instrument Drive Wins 2018 Governor's Award!

Over the past year, over 40 musical instruments were donated to Siwell Middle School, Northwest Jackson IB School, Chastain Middle School, Davis Magnet School (Jackson Public Schools), and Pelahatchie High School (Rankin County Schools).  The award will be presented at the Governor's Award Luncheon on February 27th at the County Line Road Hilton. Congratulations to all of our donors, volunteers and partners on this project!

 

 

 

Instrument Drive Wins 2017 Partnership Excellence Award!

The MCSB Mississippi Swing! Musical Instrument Drive received the MAPE 2017 Partnership Excellence Award at the Governor's Award Luncheon on March 1st at the County Line Road Hilton. Now in its second year, the MCSB has donated 70 musical instruments to local middle school band programs.The instrument drive won the Governor's Award in 2016.  Congratulations to all who have participated in the drive!

Instrument Drive Wins 2017 KMB State Award!

The MCSB's Mississippi Swing! Musical Instrument Drive will be receiving Keep Mississippi Beautiful's State Award on April 28th at the Country Club of Jackson. Each year, Keep Mississippi Beautiful honors Mississippi organizations and individuals for civic improvement efforts and furthering the mission of their organization. The Musical Instrument Drive met their criteria by re-using older but still quite playable musical instruments to benefit low income families that could not afford to rent or purchase a musical instrument for their child. The drive gave new life to older, but good quality instruments! Congratulations to all who participated in the drive!

2016 Governor's Award!

The MCSB's Mississippi Swing! Musical Instrument Drive was the recipient a  2016 Governor's Award for Outstanding Community Partnership!

The MCSB's Mississippi Swing! Musical Instrument Drive was the recipient a 2016 Governor's Award for Outstanding Community Partnership!

The MCSB / Mississippi Swing! Musical Instrument Drive just won the 2016 Governor's Award for Outstanding Community Partnership! A special thanks goes to all our sponsors and supporters - including the volunteer musicians who donated instruments as well as funds to the project, in addition to testing and even making instrument repairs! Great job everyone!