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Mr. Brazhnikov from Baltimore MD is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

An Electric Guitar and Band Accessories

My students need: an electric guitar with a case and a stand, microphone stands, a keyboard stand and a drum throne.

  • $1,045 goal

This project expired on April 11, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am in charge of a school band in a public PK-8 school. We started about seven years ago with almost no equipment at all and quickly gained popularity. I believe that all of us have some talents, not all of us have an opportunity to discover them. I would like to provide this opportunity.

The line-up of the band keeps changing, as the children graduate, and new members arrive, and the band keeps growing strong.

We already performed twice at the Baltimore Annual Youth Expo. And, of course, almost no ceremony is held at school without the band performance. This school year we started with one of our old-timers - our bass player and seven newcomers: three guitarists, a piano player, a vocalist, and two percussionists. They are very excited! It's amazing how much some of them grown as a musician. I just jammed with the bass player and he decided to play drums, and boy he did really play! It is really rewarding to see them grow and set positive examples for their peers.

My Project

Unfortunately the school doesn't have money for musical instruments. Fortunately there are other sources that support programs like ours. Donors Choose helped us tremendously twice: our projects to get a bass amplifier and a new PA system got funded. All of this made a big difference! It is not just for the band members, it is for the whole school! Music is one of the best tools educators can use to shape young minds. Our school band has proved to be a very important asset to the whole school climate. Music is discipline in a form of a very friendly way of non-forcing understanding of self control. Through the years I've witnessed radical changes in the students' behavior because of music appreciation. As we learn the musical compositions, students acquire very important skills, like team work, follow through with task assigned, as well as setting positive role models for the other children, who think it's just so "cool to be in a band."

Now, as we started expanding, we need more instruments.

We need an electric guitar. Some of our equipment is old and has started falling apart, or of low quality. We need new microphone stands. We need a keyboard stand, using a desk instead of real stand makes it quite tricky to play the stage piano. We also need a new drum throne; the one that came with our drum set just doesn't work. Helping the band, you will help the whole school!

Mr. Brazhnikov
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 400 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s Electric Guitar • Woodwind and Brasswind $379.99 1 $379.99
Tripod Mic Stand with Telescoping Boom • Woodwind and Brasswind $71.99 3 $215.97
9600 Series Round Vinyl Drum Throne • Woodwind and Brasswind $74.95 1 $74.95
Deluxe Electric Guitar Case • Woodwind and Brasswind $59.99 1 $59.99
Deluxe Keyboard X Stand • Woodwind and Brasswind $39.95 1 $39.95
GS7465 Pro Flip-It A-Frame Guitar Stand • Woodwind and Brasswind $26.95 1 $26.95

Materials cost

$797.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$47.87

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$887.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$156.64

Total project goal

$1,044.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,044.28

3 Donors

-$1,044.28

Donations toward project cost

-$887.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$156.64

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$0.00

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