Donations of money and expertise would be music the ears of Kamloops Symphony Orchestra general manager Kathy Humphries.
The KSO is renovating its school in three units of the Station Plaza building and needs help to get the job done.
Humphries said Wednesday students from Thompson Rivers University’s trades and technology programs helped demolish walls between the units and did some other initial work.
But their time is just about up and there’s still more to be done to create and soundproof seven classrooms in the school.
The KSO has about $10,000 to invest in the work, but it’s going to take a lot more than that to put up drywall, flooring and get electrical work done, she said.
While the school has been in the plaza for six years, the units were always divided. The opportunity to have the three joinable units came up unexpectedly, and so now the work has begun.
The school has 250 students from age two to 80, taking individual or group lessons in orchestral instruments as well as voice and Celtic harp.
Humphries said donations of cash are needed, but volunteers with skills such as drywalling, painting or carpentry are wanted.
There is a donation recognition program and those who give will be posted on a wall of fame.
“There’s no way we’re going to get through this without more cash,” she said.
The goal is to have the school all ready to go for lessons when they resume in September.
To donate, contact the KSO at 250-372-5000.