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Music Education For All.  No Strings Attached.

Music has the power to change the life of one child, that we all know.  But the power to create goes far beyond the development of one individual student. It ripples out into the community spreading itself without limitation, for music is a respecter of no person.   And that may be its greatest power, that its boundaries are indeed limitless.

As we continue to give the gift of music to our community, we see students thrive and music programs grow and we invite you to partner with us.   Your generous donations of instruments and scholarship funds will go to help countless students in ways that we can only imagine.

“On behalf of BRAVO Youth Orchestras, it has been an honor to partner with Play It Forward to ensure that motivated students have access to instruments and music lessons. Play It Forward’s work with BRAVO has given young musicians the change to develop skills and pursue the lifelong benefits of learning to play a musical instrument…”


– Natalie Neshyba
Development Assistant, Teaching Artis, Site Coordinator
BRAVO Youth Orchestra

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November 2019

2019 Gala

November 21 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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PLAY IT FORWARD'S OPENING NIGHT GALA 2019 The Sentinel Hotel614 SW 11th Ave.Portland, OR 97205 Nov. 21ST 5:30pm - 9:30pm Join us as we raise awareness and funds for music education in our community. Michael Allen Harrison partners with Tony Starlight to create a magical night – Vegas Stye! A rare opportunity to see these Portland legends on one stage. Coming together to support the Play It Forward Program and give you a performance you won't forget. One night only! Limited…

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The instrument gathering dust in your closet could be one child’s ticket into the musical education they have dreamed of. Find out how you can make your hassle free donation today.

Monetary Donation

Your monetary donation to Play It Forward makes you a part of the miracle that is bringing instruments into the homes of young and deserving musicians.