A New or Gently Used Musical Instrument can be Exchanged at the InTrust Bank Arena Box Office between May 18th Through June 7th for 2 Free Tickets to Manilow’s June 7th Concert

[Wichita, KS—May 18, 2012] – Legendary singer-songwriter Barry Manilow hopes others will once again follow his philanthropic lead. Anyone who donates a new or gently used musical instrument to the InTrust Bank Arena Box Office will receive 2 free tickets for his June 7th concert in Wichita, KS.  Manilow’s non-profit organization, the Manilow Music Project, is excited to lead the charge to put musical instruments into the hands ofWichitaPublicSchool District students.

“It is a privilege to be able to help kids by giving them the gift of music,” states Manilow.

InTrust Bank Arena will be the base for the instrument drive in Wichita, from May 18th through June 7th. The instrument drop off location is open between 10am – 6pm Monday through Friday, and 10am-3pm on Saturday. 

Wichita Public Schools Superintendent, John Allison stated, “This generous contribution from the Manilow Music Project will certainly enhance the Wichita Public Schools’ musical instrument inventory. Thank you for supporting our district philosophy of making instruments available to middle and high school students!”

The Manilow Music Project (MMP) is part of The Manilow Fund for Health and Hope and was formed in response to the needs of public schools and their severely depleted music programs, and works towards highlighting these programs. Additionally, MMP aids these programs in the form of donations of instruments and materials to further music education around the country, most recently inJoplin,MO.

Tickets are available online at Manilow.com or Ticketmaster.com, in person at InTrust Bank Arena Box office, or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

With worldwide record sales exceeding 80 million, Barry Manilow is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time, according to R&R (Radio & Records); with 47 top 40 hits to his credit on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. Manilow has produced, arranged, and released over 40 albums over the course of his career.

About The Manilow Music Project (MMP)

In 2008 in response to the needs of public schools and their severely depleted music programs, Barry Manilow gathered some friends and formed The Manilow Music Project as part of his non-profit, Manilow Fund for Health and Hope.  The mission statement of the Project highlights the importance of music programs in U.S. schools and donates instruments and materials to school music programs. The Manilow Music Project provides scholarships and musical instruments to secondary and high school music programs throughout the country.  More information on the Manilow Music Project can be found at http://www.manilowmusicproject.org/.