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Mr. Earl from Bountiful UT is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bass Clarinets for a Better Tomorrow!

My students need two bass clarinets. The low sounds are very important in band. The bass clarinets that we have at our school are sixty (60) years old and literally falling apart!

  • $5,319 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 250 seventh, eighth, and ninth graders at a junior high school in a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah. The entire school population is roughly 1200 students. I am the only band teacher in the school, which is very common in Utah. I see my students daily. We are nearing the end of the year and it is fun for me to see the growth that the students have made.

The school population is both racially and economically diverse, with a good portion of the students on free and/or reduced-price lunch and/or breakfast.

However, there are some students that spend their spring breaks in Hawaii. One of our school goals is that every student can learn. It is a joy to work with these students.

My Project

The low sounding instruments in the band are critical to a band in order to have a good quality sound. Right now at our school, the bass clarinets are sixty plus (60+) years old. Unfortunately, most musical instruments do not get better with age especially when being used daily by junior high school students. While most students will rent a clarinet or trumpet from a local music store, bass clarinets are far too expensive for music stores to make them available for rental. Purchasing is the only option. We have students here that cannot afford to buy their own lunch. It is critical for us to have these instruments available at school for them to use.

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This project will reach 250 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
YCL-221 Student Bass Clarinet with Low Eb • Woodwind and Brasswind $2,211.99 2 $4,423.98

Materials cost

$4,423.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$66.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$4,520.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$797.71

Total project goal

$5,318.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$5,318.05

17 Donors

-$2,859.90

Donations toward project cost

-$2,442.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$417.74

match offer

-$2,444.92

Match offer toward project cost

-$2,078.18

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$366.74

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.23

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$0.00

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