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Ms. K. from Houston TX is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Are The Music Makers!

My students need music accessories and materials such as reeds, triangles, tambourines, and sleigh bells for our annual whole school concert.

  • $268 goal

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My Students

We are the music makers! At our school, we believe that all students benefit from being a part of a music program. Learning, practicing, and performing music for our entire school and our families is a tradition that our students have come to love and one builds dedication, creativity, and pride.

Our school is a tuition-free college preparatory middle school serving grades five through eight.

Our students, almost all Latino and African American, reside in some of the most underserved communities in our area. More than 90% of our students receive free or reduced lunch. Despite the many challenges they face, they have all made a choice and commitment to doing whatever it takes to get to college. This choice comes with longer school days, an extended school year, school on Saturday, and high expectations in every class. Our students work hard! In addition to rigorous academics we believe that in order to be truly successful, our students must be well-rounded. Through music and art classes, foreign language classes, and experiential learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom, our school seeks to open doors for our students so that they can explore their own interests and find their own voices that will guide them on the road to and through college.

My Project

At our school, our students participate in a music program consisting of all students in grades five and six and a performance band of 70 seventh and eighth graders. Our students love music and relish the opportunity to express themselves through song. Through music they develop the values of persistence, confidence, and responsibility that will assist them in all areas of life. Each year our students put on a school-wide fine arts performance for their families. After months of learning, practicing, and fine-tuning our students are ready to step on stage to sing, dance, and play their hearts out. It is a truly memorable experience for our students' families who get the opportunity to see their children in a different light - the spotlight. Our resources are limited and funding this project will help supply some of the basics that we greatly need. In addition, we are asking for a few small accessory instruments that will allow even more students to participate in the show!

Music is a uniting force on our campus.

Our students come from many different backgrounds and different environments and yet on stage, they come together to tell the same story with their instruments. This project will help us sustain our program and give even more students an opportunity to develop their talents and explore the world of music. Who knows - we might be opening doors for future stars!

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Ms. K.
Grades 6-8
  • Kipp 3-D Academy
  • Houston, TX

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This project will reach 160 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Musical Steel Triangle • Woodwind & Brasswind $6.89 1 $6.89
25 Sleigh Bells on Handle • Woodwind & Brasswind $24.99 1 $24.99
Tambourine with Calfskin Head • Woodwind & Brasswind $14.99 1 $14.99
Traditional Bb Clarinet Reeds • Woodwind & Brasswind $17.65 2 $35.30
Alto Saxophone Reeds • Woodwind & Brasswind $22.69 2 $45.38
QT-1 Metronome • Woodwind & Brasswind $39.99 1 $39.99
Saxophone Straps • Woodwind & Brasswind $7.25 3 $21.75

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