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Mrs. Ehardt from North Branch MI is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Band of Bucket Drummers!

My students need drumsticks and a bucket drumming book so we can start bucket drumming!

  • $215 goal

This project expired on September 29, 2018.

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My Students

Our school is located in a rural community and serves students in begin-a-garten through 4th grade. Many of my students come from low-income households and receive free or reduced lunches. My students also range in ability. Some have special education needs, others are gifted, and most are in-between.

My students are excited to learn more in music class and love singing and playing instruments.

My goal is to fill our music classroom with all of the tools we need to be able to sing, play instruments, and create music. I have already started this process but definitely have a ways to go!

My Project

My students need drumsticks and a bucket drumming book so they can start to create their own music through bucket drumming! We do play traditional percussion instruments in class-hand drums, maracas, triangles, etc., but bucket drumming will allow each of them to play the same unified instrument...and this one even has sticks!

Through bucket drumming, my 2nd and 3rd grade students will deepen their listening skills, create their own music, and feel the excitement of belonging to a group whose sole purpose is to make music and express themselves.

My students do not know that I am planning this for next school year, but I know they will be thrilled! We only have one percussion instrument that has sticks- a tom tom. We take turns playing this instrument. Just imagine the students' excitement when they all have sticks in their hands!

Mrs. Ehardt
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 326 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
12-Pack Drumsticks • Woodwind and Brasswind $39.99 3 $119.97
The Bucket Book Book & Data CD • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.99 1 $29.99

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