Barry Manilow donates piano to Youngstown school

The Manilow Music Project has conducted music instrument drives all over the country to assist local schools with their music programs

Barry Manilow coming to the Covelli Center in downtown Youngstown, Ohio
(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Singer-songwriter Barry Manilow is bringing his Manilow Music Project to Youngstown with the donation of a piano to the Youngstown Community School.

Manilow is donating the Yamaha piano to launch the local music drive. Anyone who donates a new or gently-used musical instrument one week prior to the show will receive two free tickets to Manilow’s April 23 concert at the Covelli Centre.

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,” Manilow said.

The Southwoods Health Box Office at the Covelli Centre will serve as the base for the instrument drive in Youngstown from April 18 – 22. The instrument drop off location is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

“Youngstown Community School thinks it’s amazing that there are still foundations that believe in supporting the arts,” said Superintendent/Principal Dennis L. Rice. “It is so beneficial in developing a well-rounded student and instilling a value for the arts in the future generations.”

The Manilow Music Project (MMP) is part of The Manilow Fund for Health and Hope. It was formed as a grass roots organization to assist local charities and programs. Its primary focus is to provide musical instruments to high schools and middle schools and to provide music scholarships at universities throughout the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.

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