[Dixielandjazz] Another Donated Instrument Request

LARRY'S Signs and Large Format Printing sign.guy at charter.net
Fri Jun 24 15:29:47 PDT 2005

One of those drum sets lurks in the garage of my next door neighbor.  Please
help save me from musician hell.  I will point out the offending garage and
drum set that is hiding within and you can quietly steal it.
Larry - St. Louis
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <BillSargentDrums at aol.com>
To: <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Friday, June 24, 2005 9:23 AM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Another Donated Instrument Request

> Our "Attic Drums" Mission
> If you're a drummer, I'm sure you've noticed how much new  equipment is
> manufactured each and every year. Considering that drumsets, unless
abused, never
> wear out . . . nor do cymbals.
> It is my guess, that currently, there are far more drumsets in  existence
> than there are people who play them.
> So, where are all these drumsets? In attics, basements, spare  rooms and
> garages all across America.
> Why are they there? Because "My son used to play, but he moved  away to .
. .
> " or "I used to play and then I got married" or "My dad was a
> drummer, but he passed away . . ." or I used to be in a band, but I  just
> have time to play anymore" or a thousand other scenarios.
> Sometimes you see them pop up for sale in your local paper or on  your
> grocery store bulletin board.
> It occurred to me that there are churches and schools in need of  drums
> here and abroad in the missions field.
> I had one lady call me one day and ask if I knew anyone who could  use a
> drumset. Her husband used to play professionally and he had recently
passed away.
> She was thrilled when I told her that they could be put to good use  for
> Lord in a local church. Those drums now help people to praise and  worship
> every Sunday at the Spanish-speaking Eternal Rock church in  Milwaukee.
> I was asked if I could do anything with a bunch of shells, rims  and
> that were sitting in the back room of our local Christian school.  Within
> days after taking possession of them,  I received a call from a  worship
> that was traveling to Peru to teach a church how to worship  musically and
> needed to take them a drumset. I refurbished the drums and  they are now
in the
> Lord's service in Peru where the people had never seen a  drumset before .
> . ever!
> Who do you know that has a drumset that is unused, that would love  to
> them in service to the Lord?
> How about this; the next time you see an ad for a drumset for  sale, take
> chance - give them a call and ask if they would be interested in  donating
> to a church or school in need. They could take the tax deduction  and have
> the satisfaction of knowing the drums are serving the Lord.
> The Lord says we have not because we ask not -  "...you do  not have
> you do not ask." James 4:2 NKJV
> Now that you are aware of the need, you can keep your eyes and  ears open
> opportunity. Drummers For Jesus - Wisconsin Chapter will gladly  accept
> drums and place them in areas of need for the Lord.
> I have noticed that many drummers keep drum heads on their drums  WAY past
> their musical life. They're totally pock-marked, scuffed, coating gone
> rips repaired with duct tape. SOMEtimes, this is purely due to ignorance,
> far more often it is due to finances. They simply can't afford
> So they continue to play on them and then wonder why so many  people in
> congregation are "anti-drums". The answer is simple, because they  sound
bad .
> . . they're musically offensive.
> If you're like me, you change your heads when they start to get  the least
> bit worn. My discards are far better than what many drummers play  on.
> It used to be that, being the pack-rat I am, I used to let them  pile up
> the garage. Now, I give them to Christian drum students at the local
> school. Or I use them to replace heads on drums in churches. Or I put
> on the drums we gave away to the church or the mission field.
> If you discard your drum heads while still in good condition,  please
> consider donating them to Drummers For Jesus - Wisconsin Chapter. We will
have them
> available when we find needy places for them.
> Once again, if you're a pack-rat like me, and you've been playing  for a
> while, chances are you have drum parts & hardware you no longer use.
Drummers For
> Jesus - Wisconsin Chapter could use those parts and hardware for  when
> need refurbishing or replacement parts to enter into the Lord's  service.
> I would like to thank you for your consideration in helping  us with our
> "Attic Drums" mission!
> Thank you for your consideration!
> BillSargent.com/DrummersForJesus.htm
> Phone  414-777-0100
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