Play It Again is an instrument recycling program that was created to give the gift of music to students in Acadiana. With generous support from Cox Communications and Lafayette Music, AcA is able to collect old instruments that are no longer being used and repair them so they can be gifted to band programs in Acadiana public schools. The revival of donated instruments gives the gift of music to worthy students that would otherwise be denied the opportunity to participate in music education.
We are currently seeking various instruments, ranging from flutes to violins to trumpets. If you have an instrument that is not being used and is of relatively decent condition, Play It Again drop off locations will be able to recieve instruments.
*All donations are tax-deductible and all donors receive written documentation of their gifts.
Drop Off Locations:
Lafayette Music Company
3700 Johnston St., Lafayette, LA 70503
Acadiana Centerfor the Arts
101 W. Vermillion St., Lafayette, LA 70501
For more information contact:
Paige Krause, Outreach Director
337.233.7060 ext. 232
Silent Seats is an ongoing outreach program that provides enrichment, education and entertainment opportunities for under privileged and underserved youth and individuals in the PASA service area who lack the economic means and awareness to independently access high quality performing arts events like those that PASA presents.
Since its inception, we have identified Silent Seats partners - individuals, organizations, foundations, and corporations - to sponsor this program on behalf of special constituents identified by PASA staff and board members. In turn, AcA manages the distribution of tickets through social service programs, school administrators, and, in some cases, to parents whose financial resources limit their ability to purchase tickets for their children to attend important performance events. Through the generosity of Silent Seats partners, approximately 130 tickets are distributed to specific recipients for each performance.
Organizations that receive Silent Seats include:
Lafayette Children's Shelter
Acadiana Shelter for Girls
St. Francis Foundation
Acadiana Outreach Center
Acadiana Recovery Center
Vermilion Group Home
Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Boys & Girls Clubs
Bridge Ministry of Acadiana
AcA gratefully acknowledges the support that makes the Silent Seats program possible.