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Ms. Thompson from Cleveland OH is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A School with Rhythm Needs Drums!

Help me give my students a variety of rhythmic world instruments including 16 buffalo drums, a tubano, and a book to help us learn more fun circle songs!

  • $267 goal

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My Students

Our awesome students have been achieving high musical success in the first few weeks of school! They have been working so hard practicing their steady beat and rhythm. These students enjoy working with their instruments and even request to make their own small "bands!". Students are excited and engaged to sing, dance and jam with their peers. They have really come together as classes to succeed as a musical group!

Our students see the best in one another, and encourage their peers to play forte and make music!

Do you remember music class as a young student? Do you remember standing, bored and singing from a book? Or did you have an exciting and (literally!) up beat class where you played instruments, sang songs, played musical games, and more? Our students love to participate in all of the things listed above! They display the teamwork a music classroom needs to succeed.

My Project

In class, students share 5 hand drums back and fourth. With this set of 16 buffalo hand drums, each student can have the same experience at the same time. In music, we often play in ensembles or groups. Drum circles are a great way to teach a variety of lessons and keeps students of all ages engaged and excited!

Students love drumming so much, it is the most requested activity all year!

They love to come together as a class and drumming as a group. They also love to break up into smaller groups and compose their own music. The larger drum serves as a beat maker, game starter, communicator and more. The book we are looking for helps us learn new circle drumming, dancing and singing games. Orff is a methodology based around movement, which students love!

Ms. Thompson
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kid's Percussion Rain Forest Tubano • Woodwind and Brasswind $105.00 1 $105.00
Buffalo Drums • Woodwind and Brasswind $61.95 1 $61.95
Play, Sing & Dance - An Introduction To Orff Schulwerk • Woodwind and Brasswind $26.95 1 $26.95

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