If you would like to donate an instrument to the CHIRP program, just stop by Bandland in Clarksburg, West Virginia, and a sales associate will be able to assist you with the donation process. If you are unable to stop there, message us on Facebook, or contact Mike at [email protected] , and he will arrange to get the instrument from you at your convenience. Our efforts are ongoing to expand donation sites around the state of West Virginia.


Monetary donations are an important part of keeping the program alive. We occasionally need to purchase parts, cases or even used instruments to supplement the program. You can donate online or make checks payable to CHIRP or West Virginia Young Musicians Fund, and mail to: Dr. Michael Hess, Attn: CHIRP, PO Box 1345 Bridgeport, WV 26330


CHIRP holds fundraising events to raise money to help repair instruments, which can run $20 to $60 each. The money is also used to cover delivery costs. Stay up to date with the latest events!

The CHIRP Program accepts the following instruments for donations, regardless of condition: Flutes | Clarinets | Saxophones | Trumpets | Trombones | Baritone Horns | Tubas | French Horns | Cornets | Violins | Violas | Cellos | String Basses | Drums | Bells | Guitars | Electronic Keyboards

We are not able to accept pianos and home organs. Your instrument will be processed by a Bandland Repair Technician and distributed to a child in need. Once donated, the West Virginia Young Musicians Fund and CHIRP Program will not be able to provide donors with specific information about their instrument.


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Our CHIRP instrument donation program has delivered another instrument to a student in need who loves band. Pictured is Monongah Middle School director, Josh Chiado, receiving the trombone for his student, from Mike Hess, CHIRP Foundation president.

Dr Mike Hess, presenting a flute to band director, Michael Cale.Pictured is CHIRP founder, Dr Mike Hess, presenting a flute to band director, Michael Cale. The scholarship program is available to students in schools in Bandland's service area throughout North Central West Virginia.

CHIRP donated a flute and a sax to students at Emmanuel Christian School-

CHIRP donated a flute and a sax to students at Emmanuel Christian School: Pictured are Administrator, Nancy Mercadante; CHIRP Foundation President, Mike Hess and Band Director, Jamie Byrd