Hey Buddy, can you spare a bassoon?

Dreyfoos School of the Arts needs three bassoons, two tubas, three euphoniums, four French horns, a flugelhorn, bass clarinet and a five octave marimba. In all, the school’s band needs $84,000 worth of instruments.

So, on Thursday, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Emko Palm Beach is hosting a benefit. Admission is free at the venue, at 2119 S. Dixie Hwy. and there’ll be jazz, concert band and percussion performances.

Dine in EMKO’s Jereve Restaurant and some of the proceeds will benefit the DSOA Band. Please reference the DSOA Band when making dining reservations: 561-227-3511.

Dreyfoos is a public high school that provides an advanced arts curriculum. Its Band Department serves 140 high school students in grades 9-12 and is  in dire need of instruments.

The band also accepts donations of used instruments. Nat King Cole Generation Hope, a nonprofit that targets music education to children with the greatest need and fewest resources, will be on hand to collect gently used instruments. They have committed to funding the refurbishment of these instruments, preparing them to be placed in the hands of children in need.

Euphonium? No, I pocket-dialed.