Barry Manilow brings music project drive to Kingwood HS for Hurricane Harvey relief


KINGWOOD, Texas – Pop music icon Barry Manilow is leading by example in hopes others will follow as he brings his Manilow Music Project to flood-ravaged Kingwood High School.

Kingwood School was left devastated after Hurricane Harvey hit in August. 

Manilow plans to donate a Yamaha keyboard to launch a local music instrument drive.

"I’m thrilled to once again bring the gift of music to these kids," Manilow said.

He said anyone who donates a new or gently used musical instrument will receive two free tickets for preselected seats, on a first-come, first-serve basis, for Manilow's concert on Feb. 2 at Smart Financial Center in Sugar Land. 

Additionally, $20 per ticket sold through Humbleisd.net will be donated to support Kingwood High School Fine Arts.

"Fine arts are an essential part of education, " Humble Independent School District Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen said. "Barry Manilow's donation of a piano keyboard to Kingwood High School touches our hearts and shows that the ravages of flooding will not stop the music. Humble ISD is honored that a true legend, one of the world's best-selling artists, cares for our students."

The box office at Smart Financial Centre will be the drop-off point for the instrument drive now through Feb. 2. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, Monday through Friday.