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Mrs. Hanson from Mesa AZ is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Band Today! Let's Get Students Playing!

My students need reeds in order to play their clarinets, bass clarinets and saxophones.

  • $458 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

What would our world be like with no music? When I talk with adults, many tell me their stories of when they were involved in instrumental music and the impact it had on them. Others wished they had played an instrument but didn't have an opportunity.

The elementary school where I teach has gone to an "innovative" music program this year.

This means that all 4th, 5th and 6th graders get to learn a band or orchestra instrument. I teach the band portion of this program. All fourth and fifth graders in my program are experiencing band for the first time this year while sixth grade is a mix of new and experienced musicians. This is a really big deal because many of these students are from low income families where they might not have the opportunity to experience instrumental music if not for the school program.

My Project

Every 4th, 5th and 6th grader in my school gets to be part of the band or orchestra. I teach the band. The band is a big part of the community and will be performing 2 formal concerts throughout the year as well as performing at other school functions.

By donating to this project, students will be given the opportunity to be successful on their instruments!

Many of my students are low income and cannot afford the reeds necessary to play their clarinets, bass clarinets and alto saxophones. They are so eager to learn and get better. With your help, these kids will be getting the gift of making music!

Mrs. Hanson
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 45 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rico RCA0120-B50 by D'Addario Bb Clarinet Reeds, Strength 2.0, 50-pack • Amazon Business $69.10 3 $207.30
Rico by D'Addario RJA2520 Alto Sax Reeds, Strength 2.0, 25-pack • Amazon Business $52.99 1 $52.99
Rico by D'Addario Bb Clarinet Reeds, Strength 2.5, 25-pack • Amazon Business $39.98 1 $39.98
Rico by D'Addario REA1020 Bass Clarinet Reeds, Strength 2.0, 10-pack • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$330.26

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$23.61

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$388.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.62

Total project goal

$457.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$457.44

3 Donors

-$228.72

Donations toward project cost

-$194.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.31

match offer

-$228.72

Match offer toward project cost

-$194.41

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.31

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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