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Local music shop donates to school programs

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On Wednesday, Western Hills Music made a donation of instruments to the Withrow High School band program.

The locally owned music shop is making an effort to supply the proper tools to musicians who otherwise couldn’t afford an instrument.

“We clean it up, sanitize it, if it does need any repair we do take care of that,” Western Hills Music Instructor Elizabeth Milano said.

Milano works with local music programs to help supply them with refurbished instruments.

“We started getting people giving us instruments and we got the idea probably 10 years ago,” Western Hills Music Owner Gordon Brown said. “We have done dozens and dozens and dozens at this point… I don’t even know how many really.”

The music shops P.I.T.C.H (Putting Instruments in To Children's Hands) program has been operating for the last 10 years and has supplied many Greater Cincinnati Music Programs with instruments for the children for free.

“I’m at the point now where I don’t really do it for a lot of money honestly, that’s not why I’m here,” Brown said.

The true joy for Brown and his employees comes in knowing their donations have sparked an interest in music for children all across Cincinnati.

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