Barry Manilow has partnered with Yamaha to collect music instruments for the Dallas Independent School District. It's part of the singer-songwriter's Manilow Music Project.
Manilow has already donated a Yamaha piano through Metroplex Piano to DISD. It's something he is doing for each city he plays at during his 2013 tour. He has also asked his fans to donate their gently used instruments, which will then be given to DISD.
Manilow was able to collect 125 instruments in Chicago. That's a number Cynthia Izaguirre challenged the North Texas community to beat.
Anyone who donates an instrument will receive a pair of tickets to the May 17 Barry Manilow concert at the Verizon Theatre. Gently used instruments can be dropped off at the Verizon Theatre any time from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday until May 17. They can also be dropped off at the Metroplex Piano in Dallas from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday until May 17.