Gibson Gives: Plays It Forward Bringing the Power of Music to Gallatin High School Students

In Bozeman, Montana

Above: Gibson Gives donates a diverse array of hand-crafted Gibson acoustic guitars to the Gallatin High School music department in Bozeman, MT.

All photos, credit: Amelia Anne


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Gibson Gives is making music matter, one guitar at a time.

NASHVILLE, TN (September 17, 2020) Gibson Gives--the charitable arm of Gibson the iconic American instrument brand--has partnered with Gallatin High School in Bozeman, Montana to bring the power of music to returning students this fall. Gibson representatives and country music artist Stephanie Quayle presented the young guitar players with a donation of 24 hand-crafted, high-quality, acoustic guitars from Gibson’s famed Bozeman facility to Gallatin High School’s music department and pledged their continued support to the students.

“Music is such a powerful influence in all of our lives and learning music has such great benefits to brain development,” says Erica Schnee, Principal, Gallatin High School in Bozeman, MT. “We are so appreciative of Gibson's generous donations, which allows us to offer guitar classes to students at both high schools and provides them with a creative outlet within their academic schedule.”

“Amidst such unprecedented times, one thing I am sure of is the healing power of music,” adds Gibson artist and Bozeman native, Stephanie Quayle. “I am so honored to represent Gibson guitars and Gibson Gives in the donation of 24 acoustic guitars to Gallatin High School, and to be a part of this extraordinary investment in the music education of these kids. When I think of my Gibson, it’s more than a guitar-it’s my best friend, my confidant and vessel to share the greatest language we all speak-the language of music.”

“For the past 125 years Gibson has been synonymous with creating, supporting, and inspiring sound for all generations and genres of music with our guitars,” says James ‘JC’ Curleigh, President and CEO of Gibson. “We are proud of our latest partnership in music education between Gibson Gives and Gallatin High School, and we look forward to supporting the next generation of musicians and songwriters in Bozeman!”

Gibson’s famed acoustic facility in Bozeman, Montana creates the brand’s legendary acoustic guitars. Hand-crafted with time-tested build techniques from Gibson acoustic’s highly skilled artisans, each Gibson acoustic guitar is full of expression, character, exceptional quality, tone, and exquisite beauty.

Gibson Gives believes in the power of music, supporting music education and that getting instruments into the hands of those with a desire to make music is a truly life-changing event. Founded in 2002, Gibson Gives | Gibson Foundation is committed to making the world a better place through music by creating, developing, and supporting programs, and working with other non-profit organizations, in their efforts to advance youth-focused and healing music initiatives.


About Gibson Gives:
The Gibson Gives | Gibson Foundation is a 501(c)(3) committed to introduce, inspire, and amplify the power of music through guitars across all generations and genres. For over 126 years, Gibson has been shaping, contributing, and supporting sound through their guitars. Gibson realized early on that getting instruments into the hands of those with a desire to make music is a truly life-changing event. Gibson Gives (Gibson Foundation) has since provided thousands of guitars and related value-in-kind in excess of $30 million. In 2019, Gibson Gives committed to donating 1,000 guitars over the next 1000 days and is ahead, having donated 160 guitars in just four months. Gibson Gives played a lead role in supporting the ‘Do it for the Love’ Foundation, outfitted Maplewood High School in Nashville with multiple guitars for a music room—through Gibson Gives partner Give A Note --and played it forward donating 48 guitars and 19,000 string sets to Guitars For Vets to bring the power of music to returning U.S. military veterans with PTSD. Gibson Gives is off to a solid start in 2020 with 100% of all donations to and from Gibson Gives going towards giving the gift of music. The mission of Gibson Gives is to make music matter to more people in more ways…one guitar at a time! For more information, visit:

About Stephanie Quayle:
Country music star, Stephanie Quayle, is the true embodiment of the Western spirit. Through her fierce ambition and her unshakeable kindness, she has forged a path all her own garnering millions of airplay and digital streams, being inducted into CMT's "Next Women of Country" class of 2019, and performing in historic venues around the country including Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium and Grand Ole Opry. The Rebel Engine Entertainment artist's current single, "Whatcha Drinkin 'Bout" has reached over 60 million audience impressions and puts her in the Top 10 in current Country female airplay. As Stephanie's career continues to flourish, she still takes time to give back as an active supporter of charitable organizations like the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement, Care Camps, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For more, visit and follow on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

About Gibson:
Gibson Brands, the world’s most iconic guitar brand, has shaped the sounds of generations of musicians and music lovers across genres for more than 100 years. Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Nashville, TN, with a premiere acoustic facility in Bozeman, MT, Gibson Brands has a legacy of world-class craftsmanship, legendary music partnerships, and progressive product evolution that is unrivaled among musical instrument companies. The Gibson Brands portfolio includes Gibson, the number one guitar brand, as well as many of the most beloved and recognizable music brands, including Epiphone, Kramer, Steinberger, and the Gibson Pro Audio Division, KRK Systems. Gibson Brands is dedicated to quality, innovation, and sound excellence so that music lovers for generations to come will continue to experience music shaped by Gibson Brands. Learn more at and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Gibson TV, and Instagram.

September 17, 2020 9:00pm ET by Prime PR Group  

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