November 28, 2017

Peace Center holds School of Rock instrument drive


The Peace Center has partnered with The Music Club of Greenville to collect used and new instruments leading up to and during the week-long run of School of Rock. The instruments will be donated to local schools through the organization’s PITCH Project, which focuses on providing instruments to children.

The Music Club of Greenville will have the instruments repaired and refurbished to playing condition, and no instrument is too worn or too new. Band and orchestra instruments are accepted, including flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba, French horn, violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar, drums and percussion accessories. Cases, reeds, supplies, bows, music stands, music books and band books are also helpful. No pianos please.

Instruments can be dropped off now through Dec. 10 at the Peace Center box office, which is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and 90 minutes before performances.

School of Rock plays the Peace Center Dec. 5-10 as part of the 2017-2018 Broadway season.

School of Rock is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “An inspiring jolt of energy, joy and mad skillz!” (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Vanity Fair raves, “Fists of all ages shall be pumping!”

Located in Greenville and affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs and the SC Federation of Music Clubs, The Music Club of Greenville strives to encourage the appreciation of music, stimulate musical interest in Greenville, and to support education in the field of music. 

For questions, call the Peace Center box office at 864.467.3000.

For tickets to School of Rock, click here.