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Mr. Morales from Mesa AZ is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Band and Orchestra Tools for Success!

Help me give my students basic needs for a successful band and orchestra experience!

  • $885 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of my students come from a background of low income, and struggle daily with all of the hardships that come with that. The area surrounding our school has the highest number of known gang members and a significant number of violent and drug related incidents in our city.

Involvement in band and music saves lives.

It provides a positive and safe environment that equips them with valuable, lifelong skills that extend far outside of the band room. It opens doors and offers opportunities that may not otherwise be realized.

My Project

Over the past 3 years my students and I have built a successful percussion ensemble and contemporary music group at our Title 1 school. The next step is getting our band and orchestra off the ground. To do this, we need help with some basic needs like music stands and music chairs. We don't have an actual music room and move from room to room depending on the day. Carrying music stands back and forth takes away valuable learning time. A wheeled stand rack will make a huge difference in our daily routine and allow for more time playing music.

Band and music saves lives.

In schools like mine, music is sometimes the difference between a student succeeding and not. Help me and my students build our band program by aiding us with some of the basic tools we need.

Mr. Morales
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
NPS #DYMS10 Music Stand Dollies, Zinc • Staples Advantage $286.39 1 $286.39
Flash Furniture HERCULES Polypropylene Stackable Melody Band/Music Chair, Black • Staples Advantage $53.19 4 $212.76
NPS #82MS Music Stand, Black/Black • Staples Advantage $41.35 4 $165.40

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