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Nonprofit group provides under-served youth with musical instruments

Students received musical instruments free of charge at an event Tuesday in North Myrtle Beach. (Source: WMBF News) Students received musical instruments free of charge at an event Tuesday in North Myrtle Beach. (Source: WMBF News)

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Everything from trumpets to full drum sets was given away Tuesday night at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach.

The Music Forward Foundation is a national nonprofit that accelerates real-life skills for under-served youth, using music as a bridge to successful careers.

Tuesday was the second time the foundation gave away $10,000 worth of instruments to young people between the ages of 13 and 22.

"It feels really good because then I know for years down the road, I won't need a better one because this might be the best instrument that I'm going to need for the rest of my life," said Micah Pearson, a student from Charleston who was the recipient of a new tuba.

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