[Octet School]: Ian Gillan and Tony Iommi Donate Music Instruments to Gyumri “Octet” School.

March 18, 2010

World famous rock musicians Ian Gillan of Deep Purple and Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath and Heaven and Hell, generously donated several musical instruments to N6 Octet Music School in Gyumri.

After visiting the school as part of the Armenia Grateful Rock 2 project last October, Octet’s Director Harutyun Asatryan told Gillan and Iommi that the students desperately needed good guitars and a drum kit.

Four acoustic guitars from Takamine, a Blackhawk drum kit from Gretsch Drums, Paiste сymbals, and Vic Firth drumsticks from John Henry’s Ltd., arrived just months later.

And the stars will continue to support the school. Gillan will be performing with the State Philharmonic Orchestra of Armenia on March 26th and 27th. All proceeds from the show will be used to renovate Octet.

Ian Gillian with students of the Octet Music School N 6 in Gyumri

Yan Gillan & Octet pupils.jpg

Credit: FAR Staff


  1. please send me information
    about your music school .

    • With pleasure, please contact us far at farusa.org and we will send you some more detailed information on the school.

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