La Crosse Symphony collecting used instruments

The La Crosse Symphony Orchestra hosted its Play It Forward event at Valley View Mall Saturday.

Through the event, the organization is aiming to collect as many lightly used musical instruments for area music students.

After donations, the instruments are refurbished and then donated to the La Crosse School District.

Nearly 50 instruments were donated during Saturday’s event while over 100 instruments have been collected over the last three years.

A portion of the donated string instruments are given to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater La Crosse.