As Appalachian Sound continues to grow, the corps has an ever-increasing need for money, equipment, supplies, and volunteer time to help keep everything running smoothly. If you’d like to help make a difference in the lives of our students, we welcome any and all donations. You may contribute financially via our Square Store, or email us to discuss in-kind donations.

As a program of Musical Arts for Youth Development and Education (a registered 501(c)(3) and Georgia nonprofit), all donations to Appalachian Sound are tax-deductible. Upon request, you can receive a donation receipt for tax and personal records purposes.

We are currently seeking in-kind donations of (and/or financial contributions toward) the following items:

Instruments and Equipment

  • Marching Brass (Trumpets, Mellophones, Marching Baritones/Euphoniums, Marching Tubas – Silver-plated)
  • Keyboard/Mallet Percussion (Bells, Xylophones, Vibes, Marimbas)
  • Hand Percussion (Triangles, Tambourines, etc)
  • Cymbals (Crash, Ride, China, etc)
  • Marching Percussion (Snare Drums, Tenors/Quads, Marching Bass Drums, Carriers, Stands)
  • Electronic Piano/Synthesizer
  • Midi Controllers
  • Portable Battery-powered Speaker Systems
  • MegaVox or Similar Speakers
  • Professional PA Equipment (Speakers, Subwoofers, Power Amplifiers, Mixers)
  • Microphones (Shure SM57/SM58, Lapel, Wireless)
  • XLR, 1/4″, SpeakOn Cables
  • Music Stands
  • Sticks/Mallets
  • Boss DB-90 “DR Beat” Metronomes
  • AA, AAA, and 9V Batteries
  • Colorguard Equipment (email for specific needs)

Transportation, Administration and Logistics

  • Large Enclosed Cargo Trailer
  • Fuel Gift Cards
  • Heavy-Duty Carts (RockNRoller or similar)
  • Ratchet Straps
  • Bungee Cords
  • Heavy-Duty Stackable Storage Crates
  • Portable Generator
  • Industrial Extension Cords (50-150ft)
  • Heavy-Duty Scaffolding
  • EZ-UP/Canopy Tents
  • Folding Tables/Chairs
  • Office Supplies (Pens, Paper, etc)

Foodservice and Meals

  • Grocery/Discount Club Gift Cards (Kroger, Walmart, Sam’s Club, etc)
  • Cook Trailer
  • Foodservice Supplies
  • Paper/Foam Plates
  • Disposable Cutlery
  • Napkins
  • Paper Towels
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Cleaning Products
  • Propane Cylinders
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Ziploc Bags
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Trash Bags

Due to the perishable nature of most food products, and to help prevent food waste, please contact us in advance before making a food donation so we can ensure your contribution is enjoyed most effectively.

  • Bread
  • Peanut Butter/Jelly
  • Individually-Bagged Chips and Snacks
  • Sports Drinks/Powder
  • Lunchmeat
  • Beef/Chicken/Turkey
  • Cheeses
  • Fresh Fruits/Vegetables
  • Prepared Meals

Health and Wellness

  • Medical Volunteers
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Sunscreen
  • Aloe
  • Soap/Hand Sanitizer
  • Over-the-counter Medication (Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, etc)
  • Earplugs