This month’s volunteer is Brant Estrada! Brant is a sophomore in an area high school. He began volunteering here because of his passion for band organs and player pianos.
Brant visited the museum multiple times with his mom and grandmother. After his birthday in the fall of 2019, Brant began volunteering at the museum.
Brant’s role at the museum is Education Assistant in the Music Department. He maintains the museum’s 1922 Wurlitzer Player piano and regularly performs demonstrations for guests. He also restores player piano rolls in the museum collection. He has repaired over 50 rolls so far to be used by visitors.
Brant’s favorite things about the museum are the Artizan-D Band Organ and the Buffalo Heritage Carousel’s Wurlitzer 153 Band Organ (currently on loan to HCFM and displayed in the museum). Brant hopes to one day own a Wurlitzer Band Organ.
Great job Brant and keep up the good work!