Don't miss the annual Musical Instrument Drive for which AEF is accepting donations of new or used musical instruments. All band and orchestra instruments, no matter the condition, will be repurposed for beginning band and orchestra students with financial need. Avon High School Performing Arts Department Chair and AEF Board Member Dean Westman shared his thoughts on the importance of the musical instrument donation drive. “Looking back on Avon’s orchestra program, in particular, the program began in 2007 with a very small group of pioneering 6th graders. Without the help of AEF, some of these students would never have had the chance to participate in orchestra because their families could not afford the cost of instruments. AEF has been an invaluable supporter of music education and we would not be as successful as we are without the assistance AEF has given us over the years.” Musical instruments will be accepted at the AEF office at the Avon Schools Administration Center.