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JONES HIGH SCHOOL IN ORLANDO RECEIVES YAMAHA PIANO TO KICK OFF NEW MUSIC INSTRUMENT DRIVE

Public Can Donate a New or Gently Used Musical Instrument for Free Tickets to Barry Manilow’s December 8 Holiday Concert at Amway Center

 [Orlando, FL —November 19, 2018] – Pop music icon Barry Manilow hopes others will follow his philanthropic lead as he brings his Manilow Music Project to Jones High School in Orlando. The legendary singer/songwriter plans to donate a Yamaha piano to launch a local music instrument drive. Anyone who donates a new or gently used musical instrument will receive 2 (two) free tickets (valid for pre-selected seat locations on a first come, first serve basis) for Manilow’s December 8th Holiday concert at Amway Center in Orlando, FL.

The Manilow Music Project has conducted music instrument drives all over the country to assist local schools with their music programs.

“I’m thrilled to bring the gift of music to these kids,” added Manilow.

­­The designated instrument drop will be the Amway Center administration entrance located on the east side of the arena adjacent to the Orlando Magic Team Store. Instruments may be dropped off Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

“Jones High School is excited that we have been chosen for The Manilow Music Project,” said Allison Kirby, Principal.  “Jones High School is one of the oldest public high schools in Florida.  Our band and chorus continue to achieve superior marks at performance assessments. While our school is 100% free/reduced lunch status and most of our students cannot afford private lessons, our students sheer determination is what has made Jones High School a premier school for music education.  We need instruments so that the musical tools match the superior talent of our children.”

The Manilow Music Project (MMP) is part of The Manilow Fund for Health and Hope. It was formed as a grass roots organization to assist local charities and programs. Its primary focus is to provide musical instruments to high schools and middle schools and to provide music scholarships at universities throughout the US, Canada, and the UK. More information on the Manilow Music Project can be found at http://www.manilowmusicproject.org/.

Tickets are available online at Manilow.com or AmwayCenter.com, in person at the Amway Center Box Office or by phone at 800.745.3000.

With worldwide record sales exceeding 85 million, Barry Manilow’s unparalleled career encompasses virtually every arena of entertainment, including performing, writing, composing, arranging, and producing. A Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Manilow has produced, arranged, and released more than 40 albums during the course of his career. He has also written and produced songs for Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Dionne Warwick, and many more. He has been honored with a Grammy, two Emmys, a Tony Award, and an Oscar nomination.