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Mr. Shedd from San Diego CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Be a Part of the Performance!

Help me give my students the tools to be successful in the practice room and the performance hall with items like microphones and cases.

  • $595 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My music students push themselves for perfection not only in their music, but academics as well. However, they struggle to play their best because they are using worn out equipment that needs replacing.

The ability to perform your best is often determined by your equipment, which in our case needs some serious help.

In a large school district, funds are so limited. My students come from such a diverse background and cannot afford what I know they deserve. Each student should not be limited by equipment and materials.

It is frustrating beyond words to see so many of my young musicians struggle to play every day and I am limited by a budget that is non existent. The hardest part of all this is that they just accept it and know its not my fault they don't have working instruments. That is not fair in any way and breaks my heart. Help me help them.

My Project

Our students and our program is run entirely on donations. Our students have to make do with our meager supplies of equipment, most of which is old, broken, or held together by tape, glue or an act of God. In order to move my students experience to the next level they need equipment that won't fail them in practice or performance.

With the supplies I have selected, every book, case and microphone will help our music reach the level of performance I know they can produce.

It will limit frustration and make learning what it should be: a wonderful lifelong experience.

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SKB Microphone Case (3I-2011-MC12) • Amazon Business $123.24 1 $123.24
Neotech Super Harness, Black, Swivel Hook • Amazon Business $41.41 2 $82.82
Shure SM48-LC Vocal Dynamic Microphone, Cardioid • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
Neotech 1901162 Soft Sax Strap Swivel, Black • Amazon Business $14.45 3 $43.35
Blue Juice Valve Oil • Amazon Business $4.49 5 $22.45
D’Addario Reserve Mouthpiece Patches, [Black] 5-Pack • Amazon Business $7.46 3 $22.38
Foundations for Superior Performance: B♭ Tenor Saxophone • Amazon Business $6.95 3 $20.85
W32FL - Foundations for Superior Performance: Warm-ups and Technique for Band : Flute • Amazon Business $6.95 2 $13.90
W32XE - Foundations for Superior Performance: Alto Saxophone • Amazon Business $6.95 2 $13.90

Materials cost

$422.87

Vendor shipping charges

$7.78

State sales tax

$38.69

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$505.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.24

Total project goal

$594.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$594.92

4 Donors

-$397.00

Donations toward project cost

-$337.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.55

match offer

-$197.91

Match offer toward project cost

-$168.22

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.69

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$0.00

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