Instrument Donation

BYSO accepts good quality string instruments for our nationally recognized Intensive Community Program (ICP). Your instrument will be used by current students in rehearsals, practice and performances as they progress through the orchestras. If you have an instrument your kids have outgrown, there is a young BYSO musician who would benefit tremendously from your generous donation.

At times, BYSO accepts other woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Please contact us to tell us a little bit about your instrument so that we can determine whether we can find it a good home!


1. Get an appraisal for your instrument. BYSO cannot accept any instrument without an appraisal. Feel free to contact us for some suggested appraisers

2. Send your appraisal to Jess at  or 855 Commonwealth Ave, Boston MA 02215

3. Jess will then contact you to arrange a delivery/pick up of the instrument

4. We will then send a tax receipt for your records. All in-kind instruments are 100% tax deductible.