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Press Release April 27, 2014

Woodwind & Brasswind Partners with DonorsChoose.org to Benefit Music Education in Public Schools

Retailer helped fund crowd sourced projects during Music in Our Schools Month, bringing music to more than 10,000 students

Frederick, MD (April 27, 2014) – Woodwind & Brasswind, the world’s premier band and orchestra authority, today announced that during the month of March 2014 the retailer helped to fund music projects reaching more than 7,000 students through DonorsChoose.org.

Since 2007, Woodwind & Brasswind has been working with DonorsChoose.org, an online website that supports projects in public schools through crowdfunding. To date, the partnership has resulted in Woodwind & Brasswind's participation in supplying nearly $1.5 million in musical equipment to public school programs. From providing wireless microphones and headsets for a spring musical, to supplying reeds for students’ instruments, these projects posted by educators allow them to experience first-hand the tremendous impact that these dollars have on their students.

"As a company, we firmly believe in the joy of playing and that we should be doing everything we can to get an instrument in the hands of a student," said Steve Zapf, President of Woodwind & Brasswind. "It is so rewarding when we receive thank you notes from the students, teachers and parents that we have impacted through our work with DonorsChoose.org. We hope to encourage others to make a donation to this wonderful cause, as we at Woodwind & Brasswind continue to support music, musicians and the greater musical community."

Founded in 1978, Woodwind & Brasswind has been serving musicians and music educators for more than 35 years. From the company’s beginnings as a four-page hand-typed flyer, to its current format, offering over 50,000 products through its catalogue and online platforms to customers in the U.S. and more than 91 countries worldwide, Woodwind & Brasswind continues to promote the importance of encouraging people to pursue a life full of music.

For those interested in learning more about current projects available for funding on DonorsChoose.org, please visit DonorsChoose.org/WWBW.

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