Instruments Beyond Borders (IBB) is a registered, charitable society that supports music education in disadvantaged communities at home and abroad. IBB is entirely volunteer.
Instruments Beyond Borders collects donated musical instruments in good working condition and delivers them to youth orchestras. Bettering the world one instrument at a time. IBB also raises funds to support music education programs.
Since its founding in 2013 IBB has supported two youth orchestras, the Saint James Music Academy (SJMA) of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, where over two hundred children receive free after school music lessons from professional teachers (along with a nutritional snack), and the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, Paraguay, (aka the Landfill Harmonic), where children play instruments made out of recycled garbage.
Both of these orchestras harness the power of music to better children’s lives and to support social change in their respective communities.