On Saturday, September 9, the Traverse City Music Boosters is hosting its annual Used Instrument Sale. The goal is to match players with specific instruments for their level. Sometimes it’s a sixth grader choosing her very first trombone. Other times it’s an adult who’s decided to finally take up the cello again.

“We never know exactly which instruments we’ll have, but there’s always a broad array of band instruments as well as string orchestra instruments. One year we had a didgeridoo for sale! Most years we get a guitar, banjo or ukulele. And usually, we have a few complete drum kits.”

In the morning, from 9–11:30 a.m., you may drop off any instrument you wish to sell at Traverse City West Middle School in the Little Theater. It’s a great opportunity to get some cash for that long abandoned drum set or tuba that’s taking up so much space. Or to face the fact that, sadly, your kid is never going to pick up that violin again. An appraiser will be on hand to help you set a price.

From 1–4 p.m. the doors are open to the public to browse. TCAPS music teachers will be available to advise you on your purchase. Please note that payment must be cash or check. No credit cards, please. TC Music Boosters keeps 15% of the sale price.

After the sale, from 4–5 p.m., sellers may pick up their payment or the unsold instruments.

Questions? Please call the TCAPS District Music Office at 231.933.7570.

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