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Mrs. Edwards from Fort Mc Coy FL is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

All About That Bass (Bar)

My students need a Sonor Contrabass Bar in the note "F."

  • $478 goal

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My Students

"Being a musician maps the human mind for success, success in all avenues of life." –Tim Lautzenheiser

I teach music at a “highest poverty” school located in one of the most rural school districts in Florida; however, my school has some of the most positive students I have ever met.

My students love to learn and love music! They are very creative, often coming up with interesting musical ideas in class, and many of them love to show me songs that they have written at home.

My Project

In music class at my elementary school, my students are learning to play the instruments of the "Orffestra" - mallet instruments such as xylophones, metallophones, and glockenspiels. Our "Orffestra" also includes one "C" bass bar, which provides a beautiful low resonant pitch for songs in the key of C. Many songs for our older students in grades 3-5 are pitched in the key of C. However, many songs for younger children in grades K-2 are pitched higher in the key of F because their voices are higher.

We need an "F" Contrabass Bar to fill out the sound of songs that our younger students sing.

A Contrabass Bar is also a great way for younger students to apply the concept of steady beat. While playing the bar, they can really feel if their steady beat is matching the beat of the entire ensemble.

My school was closed for six days when Hurricane Irma hit Florida. However, it was nothing compared to what Puerto Rico went through with Hurricane Maria. Many schools were destroyed. Some schools are just now getting repaired enough for classes to resume. Some of those students were able to relocate from Puerto Rico to our school, and those students will be able to use these resources to enjoy a safe learning environment where their education includes the joy of music and song.

Mrs. Edwards
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 320 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Contrabass Palisono Chime Bar • Woodwind and Brasswind $370.00 1 $370.00

Materials cost

$370.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$405.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.57

Total project goal

$477.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$477.12

2 Donors

-$95.42

Donations toward project cost

-$81.11

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.31

match offer

-$381.69

Match offer toward project cost

-$324.44

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.25

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$0.00

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