Barry Manilow Donates New Yamaha Keyboard to Kick Off Music Instrument Drive
Pop music icon Barry Manilow hopes others will follow his philanthropic lead as he brings his Manilow Music Project to Kingwood High School. Kingwood High School was left devastated after Hurricane Harvey. The legendary singer/songwriter plans to donate a Yamaha keyboard to launch a local music instrument drive. Anyone who donates a new or gently used musical instrument will receive 2 free tickets (valid for pre-selected seat locations on a first come first serve basis) for Manilow’s February 2 concert in Sugar Land at the Smart Financial Centre.
Additionally, $20 of every ticket sold through www.humbleisd.net/khs/manilow will be donated back to support Kingwood High School Fine Arts.
The Manilow Music Project has conducted music instrument drives all over the country to assist local schools with their music programs. “I’m thrilled to once again bring the gift of music to these kids,” added Manilow.
Donated instruments will benefit Fine Arts Education in Humble ISD.
The box office at Smart Financial Centre will be the drop off point for the instrument drive now through February 2. Hours are Monday - Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On show day February 2, the box office will be open an hour into the show.
“Fine arts are an essential part of education,” Humble ISD Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Fagen said. “Barry Manilow’s donation of a piano keyboard to Kingwood High School touches our hearts and shows that the ravages of flooding will not stop the music. Humble ISD is honored that a true legend -- one of the world’s best-selling artists -- cares for students.”