Outside of the Alexander Music Building, a lonely W.W. Kimball grand piano somberly enjoys its final day. The instrument will be destroyed during the Piano Smash event today at 5 p.m., where participants can take a swing at it for $1.

Don’t feel too bad for the piano, though. It was broken beyond repair, and proceeds benefit Eastern Michigan University’s American String Teachers Association, which will use the money to purchase music and other needed items for underprivileged music students.