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Mr. Green from Chilhowie VA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Band Does it Best!

My students need a Yamaha Subwoofer during our marching season. This equipment will enhance and provide the bass needed for our performance.

  • $657 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our high school students live in a small, rural town. The closest movie theater is 25 minutes away. Shopping is an hour away. Therefore, school activities are a way to keep our students actively involved in the community and school.The high school is located in a small, tight knit community.There are 427 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.

Our high school has worked diligently to become an award winning band.The band begins in middle school, and this results in a large number of students transitioning into the high school marching band.Students are responsible for the purchase of their instrument.

There is no budget in our county to provide for the yearly needs of a marching band.The band has a parent band boosters club, who helps with concession stands and raising monies to use for competition travel. However, there is not extra financial support to pay for extra instruments needed to complete a marching band's musical needs.

My Project

Band kids are the best kids, period. In a lifetime of observing different groups and activities where teens congregate, I can say without reservation that the marching band is absolutely the least homogenous, in the sense that there are kids from every part of the school and all different circumstances. Other activities tend to bring like kids together, and somehow band is different. This will put band kids together with some kids they’d never meet, otherwise. But the way in which they’re all alike is that they’re all really good kids. They work hard in school, they work hard in band, and remember how the director doesn’t tolerate shenanigans? They meet the code of conduct or they are no longer part of the band. That’s it. There’s no nudge-nudge-wink-wink or “I didn’t see that” in band culture the way there is in some team sports. The kids are expected to be awesome at all times. As a result, most of the kids are awesome at all times. No, they don’t stop being teenagers, but there is a family atmosphere and acceptance of all among the band kids that has yet been seen anywhere else. It’s a safe place, and for teens this is a positive in their world full of teen age decisions and opinions.

The purpose for this project is to purchase a sub-woofer for the band program.

Our band is growing and we have met many of the needs for the program but are going to fall short on a couple of them. The sub-woofer is a big need. The sub-woofer will be used to help make the front ensemble in the marching band. Being able to mic the front ensemble will enhance what the sideline musicians are doing and help our students become more successful when competing.

Mr. Green
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CW118V 18 In. Club Concert Series Subwoofer Speaker • Woodwind and Brasswind $519.99 1 $519.99

Materials cost

$519.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$557.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.43

Total project goal

$656.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$656.22

6 Donors

-$576.00

Donations toward project cost

-$497.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.90

match offer

-$71.40

Match offer toward project cost

-$60.69

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.71

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$0.00

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