Corporate Sponsors & Supporters

Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts

              2017 Senior Performers 

Special Thanks - - -

Special thanks to Robert's Music, Musicians Corner &

Village Drum for providing tuning, repair, instruments & more. 

RIRBPSBand Members Accompany the

Warwick Middle School Students 2015

Photo Credits: Sylvia Whiting

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                      Program Recipients 

Warwick Middle School

   2015 Band Concert 

Special thanks to Art Boffi, President, 

MusiciansCornerOnline for his

invaluable support of the

Instruments for Children's


 Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts

                        Student Performance - November 2015 


Thank you for your support !

Rhode Island

Rhythm & Blues

Preservation Society

Program Highlights  

Over the years RIRBPS has made musical instruments available to students in many Rhode Island School Districts.  We've provided children with guitars (both electric & acoustic), keyboards, trombones, trumpets, flutes, saxophones, clarinets, drums, violins and many more.  A sample list schools includes:

     Nathaniel Greene Middle School, Providence

     Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School, Providence

     Frank Spaziano Avenue Elementary School, Providence

     Vartan Gregorian Elementary School, Providence    

     Roger Williams Middle School, Providence

     West Broadway Elementary School, Providence

     Warwick High School, Warwick

     Music Mansion, Non-Profit, Providence 

     Pawtucket Urban Music Project, Pawtucket

     Rhode Island Philharmonic, Capital City Bands,  Pawtucket

     Trinity Academy Performing Arts (TAPA), Providence 

     John F. Deering Middle School, West Warwick

     Community String Project

     Bristol Elementary School, Manville

     Lincoln Elementary School, Manville

     The Autism Project, Johnston

     Riverside Family Center After School Program , Riverside

     Woonsocket Middle School @ Villa Nova, Woonsocket

To make a musical instrument donation or obtain information, please contact us.  

In 2006 RIRBPS created the Instruments for Children Scholarship Program to bring music into the lives of school children.  Studies show that playing a musical instrument helps children to succeed in their academics.  Unfortunately for many children having a musical instrument to call their own is a financial hurdle that they cannot overcome.  

The program started as a way to keep the African American legacy and tradition of R&B alive for the next generation of aspiring musicians.  Elizabeth Pegg, Program Coordinator (2006-2011) and Assistant Coordinator Donna Pena (2006-2011) sought out donations of new and slightly used musical instruments.  

Once received all used instruments are evaluated, refurbished and/or repaired by Robert's Music of West Warwick.  Some instruments are donated by private donors, found at yard sales and acquired by anonymous donors.  Through the efforts of Elizabeth and Donna the Program partnered with the Rhode Island Philharmonic and the school departments of Warwick, West Warwick and the city of Providence in donating the instruments to under-privileged children.  Students use the instruments in student concerts and individual study.   



Musical Instruments are needed for our Program. Please Message Us below and we will make arrangements to pick it up.  

 We also accept gifts and donations in support of our community service and organizational expenses. 

All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of applicable laws.


12 Kipling St

Providence, RI 02907

(401) 461-0012




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