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  • $408 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

  • 38 donors
  • $0 still needed

Balance and Participation

My students need more Orff instruments to complete our ensemble.

My Students

We are a Title One school who just finished our first year of existence. We still lack some supplies seeing the first year was used for the basic necessities.

We service a diverse population of students in Kindergarten through seventh grade.

They love getting to use the instruments in music. They are highly creative. Because we only have 11 instruments and up to 24 in class, they often have to wait their turn, with more waiting than playing. They never complain but you can see the disappointment in their eyes when they wait.

My Project

We are looking to balance out our Orff ensemble. With the metallaphones being louder, we need a another xylophone to clearly hear the parts. We are looking for one more soprano. This would also give us 12 instruments which is enough for 1/2 the class. We also are requesting extra mallets. This would help us explore how dynamics and timbre are affected while also allowing twice as many players on the instruments.

Carl Orff believed in allowing children to play and create.

He also believed that they learn by doing just that. I am hoping to add to our existing instruments to allow for more opportunities for the students to play, create and learn.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diatonic Soprano Xylophone with Mallets • Woodwind and Brasswind $182.99 1 $182.99
Orff Mallets • Woodwind and Brasswind $7.99 5 $39.95
Orff Mallets • Woodwind and Brasswind $14.99 4 $59.96
Orff Mallets • Woodwind and Brasswind $14.99 1 $14.99
Orff Mallets • Woodwind and Brasswind $13.99 1 $13.99

Materials cost

$311.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$346.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.16

Total project goal

$407.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$407.72

35 Donors

-$375.41

Donations toward project cost

-$332.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.45

Matching donations from our partners

-$16.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$13.60

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$2.40

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$16.31

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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38 donors38 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 750 students.

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