Nearly 300 instruments collected for Marshall Fire victims – Loveland Reporter-Herald

Donated instruments are seen at the home of Travis Albright in Lafayette on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. Albright plans to collect more than 300 instruments to donate to people who lost theirs in the Marshall fire. (Matthew Jonas/staff photographer)

Travis Albright, executive director of the nonprofit Future Arts Foundation, has collected more than 280 instruments to replace those lost in the Marshall Fire.

Albright announced earlier this month that he would lead the donation campaign to get the instruments back into the hands of those devastated by the fire. About 80% of the instruments will be donated to the Boulder Valley School District on Monday.

At noon on February 5, he plans to hold a free music store so people recovering from the fire can purchase an instrument of their choice. Anyone who has lost an instrument and would like to know the location details should contact him at [email protected]

Travis Albright, founder of Future Arts Foundation, an organization that helps replace instruments lost in the Marshall Fire, sits on the steps of Macky Auditorium in Boulder, in 2021. FAF’s annual Bluebird Music Festival is scheduled April 23-24 at Macky. (Jessica Luann/Courtesy photo)

Due to space and storage constraints, Albright will resume collecting instrument donations after making delivery to the school district. It also raises funds to help pay for repairs that are carried out on donated instruments.

Additionally, the donations will help Albright purchase more instruments so he can replace the exact types that may have been lost in the flames. Those interested can make a donation at fafcolorado.org/donate. For every instrument donated in January or financial contribution greater than $100, Albright will provide a pair of tickets to the Bluebird Music Festival, which takes place April 23-24 at Macky Auditorium on the University of Colorado Boulder campus.


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