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Ms. Haver from Portola CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Band Survival Kit

Help me give my students tuners, reeds, and instrument cleaning supplies; necessities for any band program.

  • $694 goal

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My Students

Beginning Band is an exciting time for my 5th and 6th grade students! Their eyes light up every time they sit down in class and learn something new to develop their musical skills. The students in my Junior High and High School bands have put in years of hard work to achieve their current level of ability.

We are always setting goals to improve as individuals and as a team.

We have the support of our community but many students come to class without the materials needed to be successful due to financial constraints.

My Project

Reeds are essential to playing woodwind instruments. Often, students have broken reeds that make it difficult to produce sound, which causes them to miss out on playing in class. When a student's reed breaks, if they don't have extras, they could go days or even weeks before they can get a new one.

Because we live in a small mountain community, travel to get these supplies can be difficult, as well as coming up with the finances to purchase them.

Many students don't have the proper cleaning supplies for their instruments. This can cause problems such as sticking keys/valves, poor tone quality, and even mold growing in their instruments. Providing the necessary tools will help foster a sense of responsibility in every student as they will need to maintain their instrument through the year.

How many of us have heard a performance where someone was out of tune? A set of class tuners will help especially higher grade-level students develop their ear and play in tune. The metronome feature will also be a great tool for keeping steady tempos in their home practice.

Ms. Haver
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TM-60 Tuner Metronome • Woodwind and Brasswind $25.36 12 $304.32
Bb Clarinet Reeds, Box of 25 • Woodwind and Brasswind $39.99 2 $79.98
Silk Flute Swab • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.99 4 $27.96
Trombone Slide Cream • Woodwind and Brasswind $2.99 6 $17.94
Alto and Tenor Saxophone Chamois Cleaning Swab • Woodwind and Brasswind $3.99 4 $15.96
Cork Grease (Tube) • Woodwind and Brasswind $1.99 8 $15.92
Trombone Spray Bottle • Woodwind and Brasswind $2.29 6 $13.74
Dri Bore Clarinet Swab • Woodwind and Brasswind $2.99 4 $11.96
Plastic Flute Cleaning Rod • Woodwind and Brasswind $4.95 2 $9.90
Valve Oil • Woodwind and Brasswind $0.99 8 $7.92

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