The Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library (Joe’s M.I.L.L.) has over 600 instruments of all kinds and they’re all available to borrow free of charge!
Joe’s M.I.L.L. has over 600 instruments ready for you to loan, including the following:
Guitars: Classical, Acoustic, Electric, Bass (lefties available too)
Stringed instruments: Violin , Viola, Cello, Upright Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Autoharp
Drums/percussion: Drum Kits, Djembe, Conga, Bongo, Tabla
Horns: Trumpets, Trombones, Saxophone, French horn, Tuba
Wind: Flute, Clarinet, Recorder, Tin Whistle, Didgerido
Pianos: Electric Piano, Keyboard, Accordion
and plenty more!
The instruments that are available for loan change constantly, however we take reservations on anything not currently in.
Roger Eccleston, the coordinator at Joe’s MILL, is happy to answer questions and help you find the right instrument to borrow. A skilled musician in his own right, Roger has vast experience in repairing, maintaining and restoring musical instruments of all kinds.
Run by volunteers, Joe’s MILL is a registered charity in Kingston, Ontario founded by musician, Wally High, in memory of his friend and bandmember, the late Joe Chithalen, who was a talented bass player in several well-known Kingston bands. Joe’s MILL operates in tribute to Joe’s love of music such that everyone who wants to can enjoy playing music as he did.
Our lending and teaching program fosters music appreciation, knowledge, community enrichment and provides opportunities for youth and adults to meet their full potential.
THE 2013 JOE’S MILL BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Terry Snider – President
Richard Burgman – Vice-President
June Chithalen – Treasurer
Eleanor Chithalen – Secretary
Bill Ernst – Past-president