Rhythm! Discovery Center houses a collection of over 800 percussion instruments and maintains an extensive library of percussion literature and archives. Donating an instrument to the Rhythm! Discovery Center is tax deductible and will ensure that your donation is taken care of and maintained by percussionists who have the knowledge and capacity to sustain your legacy. To learn more about donating an instrument contact email@example.com or call 317-275-9030.
Invest in Rhythm!
Your generous donation will directly support Rhythm! community programs, help maintain the instruments in our interactive area and provide funding for the development of new exhibits. Rhythm! also has Sponsorship and Planned Giving programs. To inquire further, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 317-275-9030.
The Ralph Pace Museum Fund
The Ralph Pace Museum Fund is an endowed fund for the purpose of acquiring rare and unusual instruments and artifacts to enhance the Rhythm! Discovery Center collection. Founded with an initial contribution in 2007 by Ralph Pace Jr. the fund was established in memory of his father, Ralph C. Pace. Pace was an innovative and prominent percussion author, educator and inventor. A lifelong performer and teacher, he wrote eleven influential percussion method books, most notably “Variations of Drumming” patented in 1949. He also patented “Set the Pace” Pedal Practice Pads, the first drumset of silent practice pads made of wood and rubber that were used in thousands of teaching studios throughout the country.
Instruments already acquired through the financial assistance of this fund include a special edition Ludwig World War II rope field drum and the Stephen Joseph Collection containing over 75 unique and rare antique bass drum pedals from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Your donation to this fund will directly support future acquisitions contributing to the most significant percussion instrument and archive collection in the world.