Local area resident Brandon Geber donates a trumpet to the DeKalb Music Boosters to benefit student musicians.

The DeKalb Music Boosters is grateful for the support of new residents to the area Brandon and Allison Geber.

Originally from Central Illinois, Brandon Geber, coordinator for the DeKalb-Sycamore Area Transportation Study for the DeKalb County Highway Department, reached out to the DeKalb Music Boosters about a trumpet he had in storage from his schooldays.

“We were interested in donating the trumpet in hopes it will reduce a student’s barrier to pursuing music education and to support our local music programs,” says Geber. “Even though I had not pursued a life-long passion of playing this instrument, the opportunity to learn and grow within the arts has had an immeasurable impact on my life. I feel at peace knowing the instrument is now available to bring that joy to others.”

“On behalf of the DeKalb Music Boosters and the DeKalb School District 428 music programs, thank you Mr. and Mrs. Geber for your donation of this beautiful instrument,” says Tamara Farrell, DeKalb Music Boosters president. “Young musicians will benefit from your kindness and generosity for many years to come.”

The DeKalb Music Boosters will be participating in the upcoming Give DeKalb County community giving event on May 6. Visit GiveDeKalbCounty.org to view the DeKalb Music Boosters’ giving profile to learn how your donations can help our school district’s music programs.

For more information about how you can support local music students through the DeKalb Music Boosters, email dekalbmusicboosters428@gmail.com.