[Trombone-l] Downsizing

Ted Meyer ogmusicteacher at gmail.com
Wed Jul 14 18:22:46 CST 2021


I'm with James on this one - donate to a local college or even high school.
As a retired music teacher, I assure you they need the support!

Ted Meyer
Escondido, CA

On Wed, Jul 14, 2021 at 8:54 AM James L Scott via Trombone-l <
trombone-l at trombonelist.org> wrote:

> One other option:
>
> If there's a college/university near you with a music department, you
> could donate some music to their library for the use of the students. You
> might also get a tax receipt for next April's filing.
>
> Jim Scott
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> Subject: [Trombone-l] Downsizing
>
> [△EXTERNAL]
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>
>
> Folks,
>
> I'm to the point where I have too much "stuff" in the house.  My wife
> and I are on a cleaning binge and one of this weeks targets is my music
> closet.
>
> I'm in the process of digitizing all of my handwritten items, my charts,
> etc. But I still have a whole bunch of purchased items to sell.
>
> I have a lengthy list of trombone and tuba method books, solos, and
> duets that I would like to find them a new home.  I also have a bunch of
> choral stuff, including bunches of hymnals and song books and jazz and
> pop song books.  I haven't dug into the last pile yet.
>
> My question for the collective hive mind is this: Should I -
>
> Option A: offer the lot up on eBay as a lot?
> Option B: offer the lot up on eBay piecemeal?
> Option C: offer the lot here or somewhere else for a price?
> Option D: send the lot to someone willing to pay for the shipping?
>
> I am loathed to just trash printed music!  Photocopies I will trash in a
> heartbeat, in fact I've already trashed 3 garbage bags full.  Anything
> that I can legally retain a digital copy I will trash. (I.e. my
> arrangements, compositions, works for hire, etc.)
>
> This should lead to a civil discussion on what to do with our musical
> stuff.  I'm not dying or anything like that...I just have too much stuff
> and it's getting in the way!  The next items to go will be some horns,
> mostly wall art caliber that are no longer being displayed, but a couple
> of playable horns...with a little work.
>
> So, what is the consensus?  Send me your thoughts, on the list or
> privately and I can summarize.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Ralph
>
> Ralph W. Whitfield, Jr.
>
> Bass Trombone, Gadsden Symphony Orchestra,
>
> Founder of "Grand Avenue Brass"
>
> "Trombonist by nature, engineer by necessity."
>
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