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Mr. Allen from Houston TX is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Band Help!

My students need the basic materials of an operating instrument such as reeds, drum heads, mouthpieces, books and ligatures. We had our classroom books destroyed in the hurricane. We are slowly getting our equipment back together.

  • $1,908 goal

This project expired on August 17, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My band students here are the most compassionate and compelling students I have ever taught in my years of teaching. We set goals to meet every year and grow both musically inclined and mentally. I have about 105 band students in my program and the majority of them are in the magnet program here at school.

I always tell my band students "The best band, is the most disciplined band." Without discipline, we will not be the best.

It's easy to get to the top but the hard part is staying at the top. We have look our best, sound the greatest and at the end of the day have fun.

My Project

The materials will help start back and grow our band program after hurricane Harvey destroyed some things. Having the basic needs in the classroom such as mouthpieces for instruments, books for the classroom and heads for drums will get the classes going and back playing again.

Students will have the chance to be able to learn and grow then later compete in the UIL festivals because we would have the materials needed to start out with and grow.

My percussionists will be able to play and perform on good working drums at performances instead piecing the instruments together and at least sound like the instrument.

Students wouldn't have to take turns using the instruments due to a shortage of mouthpieces either.

Mr. Allen
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 105 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Controlled Sound Clear with Black Dot Bass Drum • Woodwind and Brasswind $51.43 4 $205.72
Trombone Mouthpieces with Small Shank • Woodwind and Brasswind $33.40 5 $167.00
Standard Series Trombone Mouthpiece (Large Shank) • Woodwind and Brasswind $48.87 3 $146.61
Trumpet Mouthpieces in Silver • Woodwind and Brasswind $23.08 5 $115.40
Helleberg Series Tuba Mouthpiece in Silver • Woodwind and Brasswind $79.00 1 $79.00
Standard Of Excellence Book 1 Trumpet • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.95 10 $69.50
Standard Of Excellence Book 1 Drums/Mallet Percussion • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.95 10 $69.50
Controlled Sound Reverse Dot Coated Snare Head • Woodwind and Brasswind $16.57 4 $66.28
Genera Resonant Clear Drumhead • Woodwind and Brasswind $14.49 4 $57.96
Alto Saxophone Reeds, Box of 25 • Woodwind and Brasswind $52.99 1 $52.99
Standard Of Excellence Book 1 Conductor Score • Woodwind and Brasswind $49.95 1 $49.95
Clarinet Ligatures & Caps • Woodwind and Brasswind $20.99 2 $41.98
Standard Of Excellence Book 1 Trombone • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.95 6 $41.70
Bb Clarinet Reeds, Box of 25 • Woodwind and Brasswind $39.99 1 $39.99
Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head • Woodwind and Brasswind $19.99 2 $39.98
Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head • Woodwind and Brasswind $19.75 2 $39.50
Standard Of Excellence Book 1 Flute • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.95 5 $34.75
Standard of Excellence Book 1 Piano/Guitar • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.95 5 $34.75
Standard Of Excellence Book 1 Alto Sax • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.95 5 $34.75
Standard Of Excellence Book 1 Clarinet • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.95 5 $34.75
Standard Of Excellence Book 1 French Horn • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.95 3 $20.85
Standard Of Excellence Book 1 Baritone Bc • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.95 3 $20.85
Standard Of Excellence Book 1 Tuba • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.95 3 $20.85
Alto Saxophone Ligature • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.49 2 $16.98
Standard Of Excellence Book 1 Accompaniment CD (2-CD Set) • Woodwind and Brasswind $14.95 1 $14.95
Standard Of Excellence BK 1,MSC THRY/HISTORY WB-TEACHER • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.95 1 $9.95
Standard Of Excellence Book 1 Tenor Sax • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.95 1 $6.95
Standard Of Excellence Book 1 Electric Bass Guitar • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.95 1 $6.95
Standard Of Excellence Book 1 Baritone Tc • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.95 1 $6.95
Standard Of Excellence Book 1 Oboe • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.95 1 $6.95
Standard Of Excellence Book 1 Bassoon • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.95 1 $6.95
Standard of Excellence Book 1 Bass Clarinet • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.95 1 $6.95

Materials cost

$1,568.19

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$23.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,621.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$286.18

Total project goal

$1,907.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,907.89

12 Donors

-$931.89

Donations toward project cost

-$829.61

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$102.28

match offer

-$931.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$792.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$139.78

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$44.12

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$0.00

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