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Mr. Hass from Los Angeles CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Awesome Musicians Need Reeds & Oil!

My students need reeds and oil in order to play musical instruments.

  • $909 goal

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My Students

My students are a great group of kids who are victims of their economic circumstances. They are growing up in a rough neighborhood, being raised by poor families and are surrounded by many bad influences and are doing their best to overcome their disadvantages. In my class, we are studying music for its many benefits: as an outlet for the student's emotions, as a positive way to spend their time, as a way to learn to cooperate with their peers, and as a way to pursue scholarships down the line.

I am fundraising get music materials such as reeds and oil.

My students love to learn to play music, but unfortunately learning to play an instrument isn't free. Saxophones and clarinets need reeds and brass instruments need oil in order to operate. My students can't afford to pay for their own reeds and oil, so I am trying to raise money to keep our program cost free. Any amount helps!

My Project

Music is a wonderful outlet for their creative expression, self esteem and building of positive relationships within the context of the band. Your donation helps to keep that much needed community alive. Students in my class use their instruments nearly every single day of the school year. They participate in warm-ups, learn many musical pieces and perform for school concerts and evening performances for the community, and even travel to competitions where they have won awards. All of this daily use of their instruments causes wear and tear on the fragile reeds that our woodwind players use, oil is needed to make the brass instruments operate and buying new ones is beyond my school's budget. These will allow us to continually participate and never miss a beat.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Alto Saxophone Reeds, Box of 25 • Woodwind and Brasswind $52.99 5 $264.95
Bb Clarinet Reeds, Box of 25 • Woodwind and Brasswind $39.99 5 $199.95
Tenor Saxophone Reeds, Box of 25 • Woodwind and Brasswind $74.99 2 $149.98
Fast Valve, Slide and Key Oil • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.99 8 $55.92

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