You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Mr. Herrmann from Stamford CT is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

All About That Bass!

Help me give my students a bass guitar for our "School of Rock" group.

  • $251 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A number of "budding" rock stars (aka students) come before school once a week to rehearse for my "School of Rock" program. The group consists of guitarists, pianists, bassists, drummers, and vocalists, and the kids have a blast playing rock songs that they also perform in our winter and spring concerts. This past year they played music by The Who, Tom Petty, and Bob Seger. The group consists of 2nd through 5th graders, some of who have been in it multiple years, and others who join even if they are in fifth grade; new members are always welcome!

My students are from a multitude of countries and ethnic backgrounds.

Our school is considered high poverty, but it is a neighborhood elementary school, where students come to learn in a safe environment and even work on their "character strengths" such as generosity, gratitude, and courage. When they come together as a group of musicians, our diverse population creates incredible vocal performances and concerts, plays drums and other instruments very well, and connects what they learn in music class to their own classroom as well as life and culture outside the walls of the school.

My Project

Our school's rock band consists of guitarists, keyboard players, bassists, drummers, and singers that meet once a week to learn how to rock n' roll! They work hard at school and practice at home to learn the songs, and they perform in two concerts a year.

My rock band needs a student size bass for budding bass players!

I need a bass guitar that is sized and suited for an elementary school student that can add a solid bass line to a performance. Many bass guitars have longer necks that are comfortable for older students and adults to reach, however a "short-scale" bass guitar is what my students need.

Mr. Herrmann
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mr. Herrmann is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GSRM20 Mikro Short-Scale Bass Guitar • Woodwind and Brasswind $179.99 1 $179.99

Materials cost

$179.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$212.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.53

Total project goal

$250.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$250.22

3 Donors

-$250.22

Donations toward project cost

-$212.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Stamford","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3416215],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CT","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3710866,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/all-about-that-bass/3710866/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":30,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Herrmann","authorIds":{"3416215":{"owner":"Mr. Herrmann","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3710866],"proposalHash":"-1020550154","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp3416215_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1529689791942","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20712779,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MzMyMzQ0NA==","MzQxNjIxNQ==","NjA3MzM3Nw=="],"teacherId":3416215,"schoolCounty":"Fairfield","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CT","name":"Connecticut"}}