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Musical Instrument Make-Over: Trombone

We are having fun showing you what we can do with retired instruments that can no longer be used to make music. Today we are featuring some photos of a trombone that was donated to Band of Angels.   Once it was inspected by the repair team from Meyer Music and determined unplayable it was given to us so that it could continue to give back through our jewelry and donations to Band of Angels.  Band of Angels is an amazing organization that gives kids in need, who wish to participate in orchestra and band programs, instruments. They also provide scholarships to music camps and are working on new ways to make a difference in kids lives in the Kansas City area.

Here are a few of the pieces of trombone jewelry that we currently have available on our website:

You can find these pieces of trombone jewelry on our website by clicking here.

We love following musicians on social media.  One of our favorite musicians is Troy Andrews, aka Trombone Shorty; musician, producer, actor and philanthropist from the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana.  You can find him on Instagram by clicking here.  He is incredibly talented and gives back to musicians and musically gifted kids in the New Orleans area.  He even has an autobiographical picture book for children that you can find on Amazon by clicking the image below.  He’s an inspiration.

Next up:  saxophone make-over, in two weeks.

We hope you have a great week!

 

 

 

 

 

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Musical Instrument Make-Over

Who doesn’t love a make-over?  Who doesn’t love programs that help kids in need?  No one that we’ve ever met!  We’re going to have some fun by spending the next few blog posts showing you how a musical instrument can have a dramatic make-over into a piece of jewelry so that kids in need can go to music camp.

The gorgeous clarinet and flute in the photo above were donated to Band of Angels but were not repairable.  They came to us so that they could continue to give by becoming wearable art.

Check out what became of the gorgeous metal clarinet resting underneath the flute in the photograph above:

 

Many of these pieces can still be found on our website.  Click here to visit the Clarinet section of our Band of Angels Collection.

This is what that beautiful silver flute looks like now:

 

If you would like to see what flute pieces we have available on our website click here.  We are always adding new creations to our website so check back often.  If you have an idea of a design you like please email us at info@hangupsjewelry.com.  We love creating custom orders!

A generous percentage of the sale of every piece from our Band of Angels Collection goes directly to Band of Angels programs. To learn more you can visit Band of Angels by clicking here.  We feel so fortunate to partner with this amazing non-profit that has so much heart.  Last weekend we attended their annual Heartstrings Gala where we were thrilled to see young musician and long-time Band of Angels trumpet recipient, Destiny, be given the gift of a brand new Bach Stradivarius trumpet from Conn-Selmer Inc.  We had so much fun meeting and listening to saxophonist Ryan Kilgore who spends his time performing solo as well as with Stevie Wonder.  Check out Ryan wearing his Hang Ups Saxophone Key Cufflinks in the photo in the bottom photo!  It was so fun and inspiring to hear Destiny’s story and to watch her perform with Ryan Kilgore and local Kansas City Band Right On Red.

Band Of Angels guest of honor Destiny, Band of Angels Angel Alyssa, Kristi, Carolyn and Board Member Deann.

Kristi, Alyssa, Mike Meyer (founder of Band of Angels), Carolyn, Ryan Kilgore (guest artist)

Have a wonderful week friends!  Watch for our next blog featuring a Trombone make-over in 2 weeks.

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