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Mr. Weidmann from Safford AZ is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

All About That (little) Bass

Help me give my students a string bass that is a suitable size for young beginners.

  • $1,825 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our orchestra class is located in a small, rural town in Arizona. The community here is very close and supportive. Since I have started teaching orchestra here, the program has shown me how much the orchestra program means to kids, their families, and the community here. Some unexpected challenges include finding enough playable instruments of suitable size to fit all of the students that wanted to enroll in orchestra and acquiring instruments to allow as many students to participate in orchestra as they would like.

The students in our orchestra class often include a large percentage of the student body officers, math team, and active athletes.

Our students are great leaders and hard workers. Despite our deficit compared to certain suburban and urban resources (like available private music teachers and nearby youth symphony programs), we have had students be accepted into State Orchestra Festivals and participate in traveling orchestra festivals.

My Project

Young musicians need instruments their size. Imagine the excitement a child feels when they finally get the chance to play the most important instrument in the orchestra - the double bass. They get to class only to find that they cannot even reach the top of the instrument, where their hand and fingers push the massive strings down. The disappointment pulls all the enthusiasm down from their heart, out through their toes. BUT you can empower their teacher to say, "Hey, don't worry. We've got your back. Here we have a bass that is your size. One you can reach. And it sounds good."

A double bass at the right size can make all the difference to a child that wants to work hard at making good, meaningful music.

Mr. Weidmann
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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17 donors17 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 48 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
1950 Student I Series Double Bass Outfit • Woodwind and Brasswind $1,399.99 1 $1,399.99

Materials cost

$1,399.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$100.10

3rd party payment processing fee

$21.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,551.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$273.72

Total project goal

$1,824.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,824.81

15 Donors

-$1,660.75

Donations toward project cost

-$1,466.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$194.66

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$64.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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