RePlay! Murphy Instrument Drive

Kathy Wright, Katherine MacRae, Chris Dunn, Kate Curtin & Ray Owen show off some of the 33 instruments collected on August 18, 2018.

The Arts Council of Moore County and Kiwanis Club of the Sandhills is reviving a program called RePlay! Murphy Instrument Drive, which was started by the late Bob Murphy, a Kiwanian and local pianist who played regularly at the Carolina Hotel in Pinehurst. RePlay’s goal is to collect new and used musical instruments and donate them to future Moore County school band and orchestra students free of charge.

“Music isn’t a frill,” explained Murphy. “It enhances other learning skills, but, all too often, participation is not affordable for all students.”

If you have a band or orchestra instrument collecting dust in silence in your attic, closet, basement, or garage, brush it off and give it a voice in the hands of a young musician.  Here’s how…

  • DROP OFF your instruments at Arts Council’s offices & galleries (Campbell House, 482 E. Connecticut Avenue, Southern Pines).
  • GIVE MONEY to help defray the costs of instruments in need of repairs. Make checks payable to ACMC/RePlay and mail to the Arts Council at P.O. Box 405, Southern Pines, NC 28388, or drop off at Campbell House on any weekday (9a-5p).

We accept donations throughout the year.  In addition to a tax deduction, you will be instrumental in the education of a Moore County student.

For more information on the RePlay, please contact the Arts Council at 910-692-2787.

Please thank to following sponsors for making RePlay possible: