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Mr. McFadden from Costa Mesa CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Band Supplies for Exuberant Middle Schoolers

Help me give my students supplies they need to keep playing and participating in class!

  • $568 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are 7th and 8th graders at a public middle school in Southern California. The school receives Title I funding, and over 80% of the school population is below the poverty level. Many of their families cannot afford to provide basic instrument supplies like reeds and oils.

My students love to play music and are so excited when people donate to our school so that they can play.

It's so exciting for them to see that the community cares about them enough to donate and help them out!

My Project

This project will purchase saxophone, bassoon, and clarinet reeds for my reed playing band students and new mallets and beaters for my percussion students.

These are supplies that we need in class every day so students can continue to participate and learn in my class.

The reeds include a variety of thicknesses for clarinets so the students can improve and develop their tone, as well as reeds for bassoon and baritone sax. We also need yarn and rubber mallets for my percussion students.

Keeping students engaged and playing in class every day will help them to achieve and do their best in our music classes.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bassoon Reed • Woodwind and Brasswind $12.95 6 $77.70
Basic Yarn Mallets • Woodwind and Brasswind $18.08 4 $72.32
Traditional Bb Clarinet Reeds • Woodwind and Brasswind $21.95 2 $43.90
Traditional Bb Clarinet Reeds • Woodwind and Brasswind $21.95 2 $43.90
Traditional Bb Clarinet Reeds • Woodwind and Brasswind $21.95 2 $43.90
Baritone Saxophone Reeds • Woodwind and Brasswind $43.49 1 $43.49
LE-1337 Triangle Beater • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 3 $26.97
61122 Triangle Pinch Clip • Woodwind and Brasswind $12.99 2 $25.98
Large Rubber Mallet for Soprano Xylophone or Metallophone • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.50 2 $19.00
LP243B Super Guiro Scraper • Woodwind and Brasswind $3.99 3 $11.97

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