Howard County Parents for School Music (HCPSM) is an advocacy and service organization. Every year we collect used instruments for use in our school system, often by students who lack the resources to rent or purchase their own, through the Every Child Has Opportunities Program (ECHO). Thanks to Music & Arts these instruments are professionally cleaned and minor repairs are made before being distributed. The need is especially high this year. In addition to collecting instruments at the Solo & Ensemble Fest on January 30, 2016, we are willing to pick up instruments anywhere in the county. We offer tax receipts for your donation. If you have an instrument you are ready to part with, please consider a donation to ECHO, to make sure our neighbors truly do have opportunities. Send e-mail to HCPSM3@gmail.com to arrange a pick up. Thank you!