When you sponsor Play it Forward, you are making a difference in the life of a child.
Studies show that children who learn to play a musical instrument:
Music changes lives, and Instruments of Change® is working hard to help at-risk children in our community reach their educational potential.
Children from Title I schools across the Tampa Bay area will have the opportunity to perform as our opening act. These students will learn the music and come together at the Straz for a day of practice, inspiration and motivation. Each student earns a place in the Play it Forward Youth Band featured in the evenings concert.
We are also bringing inspirational athletes in our community, particularly those with a passion for music, to participate with our kids in an interactive workshops.
The workshops will be held on the day of the concert from 12:00pm-4:00pm followed by a benefit concert at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa.
Held in the heart of downtown Tampa at one of the country’s most prestigious performing arts centers, Play It Forward is much more than a concert! For the second year, the benefit concert is being held to raise funds and raise awareness of the efforts of Instruments of Change in our community.