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  • $301 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. Johnsen
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

A Mouthpiece of My Own

My students need four individualized mouthpieces and four ligatures, so that they can share our larger saxophones in a sanitary way.

My Students

The students in band at our school, are enthusiastic about music, and want to broaden their horizons. They start out on 5 basic instruments, and look to expand our instrumentation and the breadth of their experiences by playing larger (and more expensive) instruments available.

Our school is in Los Angeles, and over half are on the free or reduced lunch program.

Despite the economic need, we provide a full band program for students grade 5 - 12 at our "span" school. The commitment to the program enables a large number of students to play in band up to 8 consecutive years as they grow in size, skills and enthusiasm for music!

My Project

We are requesting individualized mouthpieces and ligatures. The economics at our school make it difficult to provide instruments for all the students, so a large number share instruments with students in our other bands. We strive to provide enough mouthpieces so that each student has their own, while sharing the rest of the instrument with another.

Donations to this project will allow our students to feel more special in that they have something "of their own" to use and take care of, while needing to share the instrument with others.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
5C Baritone Saxophone Mouthpiece • Woodwind and Brasswind $39.99 2 $79.98
5C Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece • Woodwind and Brasswind $25.99 2 $51.98
YAC1617 Baritone Saxophone Ligature • Woodwind and Brasswind $25.99 2 $51.98
YAC1611 Tenor Sax Ligature • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.99 2 $19.98

Materials cost

$203.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.66

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$255.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.11

Total project goal

$300.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$300.75

2 Donors

-$176.00

Donations toward project cost

-$149.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.40

match offer

-$124.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.04

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 4 students.

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