Reward for stolen clarinet doubled thanks to anonymous donors

Musician Spencer Evans, pictured here playing in Confederation Park, had his clarinet stolen on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. The reward for the return of the instrument has now doubled to $1,000 thanks to anonymous donors. Submitted photo.

As word spreads of the clarinet stolen from local musician Spencer Evans’ front porch, so do the words of well-wishes hoping for a safe return of the irreplaceable instrument.

“I’m so thankful and grateful for all the incredible people in this community, musician friends and folks who I’ve played for with my ‘baby,’” said Evans, humbled by the “huge support” he’s received since his Buffet R13 clarinet was taken from his front porch after he put it down while juggling items and trying to enter his house on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019.

Evans, no stranger to supporting the local music community and greater community at large, is easily one of Kingston’s most recognized musicians, and has taken his beloved clarinet with him on his travels around the globe. Here in Kingston, Evans and his clarinet have entertained thousands of locals and tourists, many of whom have joined in the push to have the clarinet safely returned to its rightful owner.

That support has also translated to the doubling of the reward being offered for the clarinet.

“Thanks to anonymous donor friends, the reward for my clarinet’s safe return is now $1000,” Evans said on Wednesday, Feb. 6.

“I know whomever took it didn’t realize what it was worth to me. Just bring it back: no harm, no foul, no charges, nothing.”

Evans has filed a report with Kingston Police, who have the serial number of the clarinet on file. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Kingston Police at 613-549-4660 ext. 0.

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