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Mrs. G. from Lake Geneva WI is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

All About 'Dat Bass...Xylophone.

Help me give my students a new bass xylophone for our Orff ensemble!

  • $756 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is rural, small, and community-centered. I teach 4K-8th-grade general music and choir, which means I get to see and build relationships with every single student in the building. This is only my second year teaching, but I am looking forward to seeing most students grow for over 9 years of their education! How exciting! One thing I love about my school is how community-centered it is and how families are really close-knit with the teachers, staff, and other families.

My students especially LOVE to play instruments!

They light up when they walk in the room to see drums or xylophones out for them to play! One unique thing I particularly enjoy about my middle school students is their willingness to travel to nursing homes and the county special needs school to share music with other people! They are genuinely happy to be serving our community with music!

My Project

Orff instruments are so expensive. Over the past two years, I have been slowly trying to purchase instruments one at a time to eventually have a full Orff instrument ensemble set up. Once I have a full set up, this will revolutionize how I teach all grades, 4K-8th grade! Playing together in a group promotes team building and will help them learn the value of listening to and creating music. Plus, it will be a huge crowd-pleaser at concerts!

Adding this bass xylophone to the set up will help add another layer of sound to our class music time!

Mrs. G.
Grades PreK-2

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 147 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bass Xylophone (deep bass) • Woodwind and Brasswind $602.99 1 $602.99

Materials cost

$602.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$642.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$113.30

Total project goal

$755.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$755.33

9 Donors

-$420.97

Donations toward project cost

-$412.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.73

Matching donations from our partners

-$270.34

Match offers toward project cost

-$229.79

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.55

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$64.02

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$0.00

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