Message from the President

The idea of offering free musical instruments to students grew out of my own experience as a child whose family could not afford to own an instrument. It is my desire that every student should have the opportunity to play a musical instrument. For those who cannot afford one, the Strings without Borders program makes this possible with the loan of a string instrument. No student should be denied the experience, the fun, and the reward of playing an instrument because of financial constraints.

In partnership with Bill Mason of William Mason II Violin Shop, we have started a library of loaner string instruments available to students in the Fredericksburg region.

I encourage individuals and businesses to consider donating to this program — either by funds or instruments — so that we can expand this library of instruments. Your generosity will make a difference in a student’s education and life experiences.

Peter Wong, MD
President, Strings Without Borders

President’s Musical Background

1st violinist of the Rappahannock Pops Orchestra, University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Rappahannock String Quartet