Singer/songwriter Barry Manilow is scheduled to perform in Wichita on Feb. 19, and acquiring tickets might just be easier than expected. The star is bringing his Manilow Music Project back to Wichita Public Schools, a project that rewards new or like new instrument donations with complimentary concert tickets. Manilow plans to launch the instrument drive by donating a Yamaha piano to the Wichita school district.
“I’m thrilled to once again bring the gift of music to these kids,” Manilow said.
The star hopes that others will follow his lead and donate their instruments too. Donations must be made within the week prior to the concert, and will be rewarded with two free tickets to Manilow’s Feb. 19 show. The free tickets associated with the instrument drive will be valid for pre-selected seats, and will be given on a first come first serve basis.
Instrument donations can be made at the Intrust Bank Arena Box Office from Feb. 12 through Feb. 19. The Box office will be open and accepting donations from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. 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.”
This project is part of The Manilow Fund for Health and Hope, and its primary focus is to provide middle and high school students with musical instruments, as well as to provide music scholarships at universities in the US, Canada, and the UK. Click here for more information.
Tickets to Manilow’s Wichita concert are available online at Manilow.com and selectaseat.com, in person at the Intrust Bank Arena Box Office, or by phone at (855) 755-SEAT.
During his career, Barry Manilow has sold over 80 million records, and has released over 40 albums. His career encompasses arranging, composing, performing, producing and writing. Manilow is a recipient of a Grammy, two Emmys, a Tony Award and an Oscar nomination. The Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Inductee also lays claim to a top selling autobiography.