Notes for Notes is a non-profit organization dedicated to building and staffing recording studios for kids in Boys & Girls clubs, giving the gift of music to those who might not have access to it otherwise.

Avenged Sevenfold is stepping up to show their support for such an admirable cause by auctioning off some of their own personal gear – including signed instruments – and the auction starts TODAY.

The Reverb shop is showcasing some incredible items including many instruments played by the band (some of which are autographed) as well as 10 signed concert posters from their recent show in Dusseldorf, Germany.

The initiative is done as part of Reverb’s charity effort called Reverb Gives. The program isn’t a side-venture, it’s built into their philosophy. Every item sold on Reverb is a part of the charity as a small portion of the profits are directly invested into giving kids access to music all over the world.

When they spoke with Notes for Notes co-founder Phillip Gilley, he expressed his heartfelt appreciation for Avenged Sevenfold’s generous offer: “When I got the call from our friends at Hot Topic that Avenged Sevenfold wanted to find a way to support our mission, I was blown away as a fan and by their generosity. One of the biggest bands in the world wanted to cruise into the studio to spend time with our youth and raise money to help sustain our work… the power of music never ceases to amaze me.”

Not only will the profits go a long way to supplying kids with instruments and education, but it sounds like the band will be taking time out of their busy lives to meet some of these kids in person.

Music has the power to change lives, and it’s extremely comforting to see that some of the biggest bands in the world still remember why they play, how they got started, and are making a conscious effort to keep the music flowing from generation to generation.

For more information or to participate head over to Reverb.

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