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Barry Manilow Brings Manilow Music Project to Wichita Public Schools

(Wichita, KS—January 28, 2016) – Legendary singer-songwriter Barry Manilow hopes others will once again follow his philanthropic lead as he brings his Manilow Music Project to Wichita Public Schools in Wichita. The pop icon plans to donate a Yamaha piano to launch a local music instrument drive. Anyone who donates a new or gently used musical instrument one week prior to show date will receive 2 free tickets (valid for pre-selected seat locations on a first come first serve basis) for Manilow’s February 19th show.

The Manilow Music Project has conducted music instrument drives all over the country to assist local schools with their music programs.

“I’m thrilled to once again bring the gift of music to these kids,” added Manilow.

The INTRUST Bank Arena Box Office, at 500 E. Waterman, will serve as the base for the instrument drive in Wichita from February 12th through February 19th. The instrument drop off location is open 10:00am - 6:00pm Monday through Friday and 10:00am – 3:00pm on Saturday.

“The Wichita Public Schools’ nationally acclaimed music program is once again honored to be the recipients of the Manilow Music Project’s Instrument Drive,” said Shawn Chastain, Executive Coordinator of Fine Arts at Wichita Public Schools. “Through the generosity of Mr. Manilow’s foundation, our music students will benefit by having increased accessibility to instruments. WPS shares Mr. Manilow’s vision of enriching students through music education.”

The Manilow Music Project (MMP) is part of The Manilow Fund for Health and Hope. It was formed as a grass roots organization to assist local charities and programs. Its primary focus is to provide musical instruments to high schools and middle schools and to provide music scholarships at universities throughout the US, Canada, and the UK. More information on the Manilow Music Project can be found at http://www.manilowmusicproject.org/.

Tickets are available online at Manilow.com or selectaseat.com, in person at the INTRUST Bank Arena Box Office, or by calling (855) 755-SEAT.

With worldwide record sales exceeding 80 million, Barry Manilow's unparalleled career encompasses virtually every arena of entertainment, including performing, writing, composing, arranging, and producing. A Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Manilow has produced, arranged, and released more than 40 albums during the course of his career. He has also written and produced songs for Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Dionne Warwick, and many more. He has been honored with a Grammy, two Emmys, a Tony Award, an Oscar nomination, and a top selling autobiography.

 

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