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Nashville, TN – Babs Simmons, Simba Products President, presented $10,000 worth of musical instruments to Northwest School District in her hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio.

“When I received an email from the Colerain Booster Club that the district was in desperate need of instruments for the local schools, I knew we had to help. Keeping music in schools is very important for the upbringing of the next generation,” says Simmons. “I grew up playing in the orchestra at Colerain and to see that kids don't have the opportunity to learn music because they don’t have instruments is very sad.”

Simba Products, the parent company of Copley Instruments and Simba Instruments, provided instruments ranging from trumpets, flutes, clarinets, and saxophones.
“We can’t express our gratitude enough. We have an elementary school that has a high student population on free and reduced lunch, so when these kids saw the new instruments their eyes just lit up. Babs is an angel in disguise,” says Pauletta Crowley, administrative assistant for community and administrative services.

In addition, Simba Products donated $5,000 worth of instruments to a middle school in Carthage, Tennessee.

Simba Products (Simba Instruments, Copley Instruments) was formed in 2000 when partners Babs Simmons, Scott Jurgensmeyer, and John Copley acted on their belief that instruments should not cost a fortune and should be made widely available to families and music enthusiasts at a reasonable price. Copley, a Tennessee company with offices in Nashville and a warehouse in Tipton, Missouri, is determined to operate under the very foundations on which it was founded—offering affordable, quality instruments to consumers nationwide—featuring an extensive selection of music instruments including acoustic and electric guitars, acoustic and electric basses, mandolins drums and ukuleles.

For additional information on Simba and Copley, please visit or

Sales and Marketing contact for Simba and Copley is Allen Crisp (615) 500-5891


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