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Instruments A Comin'

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Instruments A Comin' increases youth participation throughout Louisiana by providing quality instruments to school music programs. Instruments A Comin' is an ongoing program now in its fourteenth year and has placed more than $3.15 million worth of musical instruments in over 100 Louisiana school music programs.

Upon selecting a recipient school, Tipitina's Foundation works closely with each band director, who is ultimately responsible for the success and improvement of the school's music program. The Foundation plays a leading role in assisting band directors throughout the area by providing necessary resources to their schools.

Tipitina's Uptown hosts an annual Instruments A Comin' fundraising event; a benefit concert, auction, and cultural fair held on the first Monday night of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. We support as many New Orleans public and charter schools as possible with the proceeds of this event. The need for school instruments is extensive and the Foundation's fundraising efforts continue year-round.

Tipitina's Foundation is a proactive advocate for music programs in schools and we continue to take the lead in identifying and addressing areas of need.

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If you are interested in any of our programs, please e-mail foundation@tipitinas.com.

Instruments A Comin' Recipient Schools Include:

New Orleans
  • Agnes L. Bauduit Elementary School
  • Algiers Technology Academy
  • Alice M. Harte Elementary Charter School
  • Andrew H. Wilson Charter School
  • Audubon Charter School
  • Batiste Cultural Arts Academy
  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
  • Benjamin Franklin High School
  • Cohen College Prep High School
  • Dolores T. Aaron Academy
  • East St. John High School
  • Edna Karr High School
  • Edward Hynes Charter School
  • Einstein Charter School
  • Einstein Charter School Extension
  • Eleanor McMain Secondary School
  • Esperanza Charter School
  • Fannie C. Williams Charter School
  • G.W. Carver Elementary School
  • G.W. Carver High School
  • Grace King High School
  • Greater Gentilly High School
  • Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies
  • Helen Cox High School
  • Holy Cross School
  • James M. Singleton Charter School
  • John Dibert Elementary School
  • John Ehret High School
  • John McDonogh Senior High School
  • John Q. Adams Middle School
  • Joseph A. Craig Elementary School
  • JPSO Band of Excellence
  • Kid's Play NOLA
  • KIPP Believe College Prep
  • L. B. Landry High School
  • L. B. Landry-O. Perry Walker High School
  • L. H. Marrero Middle School
  • Lake Area High School
  • Lake Forest Elementary Charter School
  • Langston Hughes Elementary
  • Lawrence D Crocker College Prep
  • Lincoln Elementary School
  • Lusher Charter School
  • Martin Behrman Charter School
  • Martin Luther King
  • Mary D. Coghill Elementary School
  • Mary M. Bethune Elementary
  • McDonogh #32 Elementary School
  • McDonogh #35 High School
  • Medard H Nelson School
  • Mildred Osborne Charter School
  • Miller-McCoy Academy
  • N.P. Trist Middle School
  • New Orleans College Prep Elementary School
  • New Orleans Math & Science High School
  • New Orleans Public Library
  • New Orleans String Project
  • O. Perry Walker High School
  • Pierre A. Capdau Charter School
  • Rabouin Career Magnet High School
  • Riverdale Middle School
  • Riverside Academy
  • Robert Russa Moton Charter School
  • Roots of Music
  • S. J. Green Charter School
  • Sarah T. Reed Elementary
  • Sarah T. Reed High School
  • Sojourner Truth Academy
  • Sophie B. Wright Charter School
  • St Rose Elementary
  • St. Augustine High School
  • St. Charles Catholic High School
  • St. Peter Claver Elementary
  • St. Rose Elementary School
  • Stella Worley Middle School
  • Sylvanie F Williams School
  • Warren Easton High School
  • West Jefferson High School
  • William J. Fischer Elementary School
  • Xavier Prep High School
Baton Rouge
  • Belaire High School
Lake Charles
  • Leblanc Middle School
  • Maplewood Middle School
  • Ray D. Molo Middle School
  • Washington-Marion Magnet High School
  • Booker T. Washington High School
  • Green Oaks Performing Arts Academy
  • Huntington High School
  • Magnolia School of Excellence
  • Rayne High School
  • Alexandria Middle Magnet School
  • Bolton High School
  • Holy Savior Menard Central High School

This program is supported in part by a Community Arts Grant made possible by the City of New Orleans and administered by the Arts Council New Orleans.

Supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Arts Council New Orleans. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.

Instruments A Comin’ would not be possible without the cooperation and support of Jupiter Musical Instruments and New Orleans Music Exchange.