The Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library (Joe’s M.I.L.L.) has over 500 instruments and resources of all kinds including, but not limited to, guitars, keyboards, drums, horns, violins, percussion, exotic instruments, amplifiers, sheet music, and much more – and they’re all available to borrow … free of charge!
Roger Eccleston, the coordinator at Joe’s MILL, is happy to answer questions or 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 2012 JOE’S MILL BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Terry Snider – President
Richard Burgman – Vice-President
June Chithalen – Treasurer
Eleanor Chithalen – Secretary
Bill Ernst – Past-president