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Ms. Atallah from Detroit MI is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Beat It!

My students need drum sticks, drum pads, books, a metronome, and software for learning percussion.

  • $762 goal

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My Students

Everyone wants to be a drummer, but there's more to it than just hitting a drum. With the proper equipment, we can turn our "wannabe" drummers into percussionists.

My school is located in a high-poverty area.

The children have a lot of "heart and soul" but not much equipment. After an R&B band came to visit our school and had the children playing along with them using percussion accessories, I noticed that many of the kids played with lots of rhythm. I would like to be able to tap into that raw talent and develop a percussion section.

My Project

With drum sticks, drum pads, books, a metronome, and software, the children will learn how to keep a steady beat, basic note reading, basic rudiments, and creativity. The band will finally be able to have a percussion section that can actually be able to play on beat and complement the music.

When people donate to this project, they know that they will not only be helping to develop a percussion section, but also contributing to the welfare of the whole band.

Developing a percussion section will also help to build up the entire band program. Not only will it contribute to the lives of those who play percussion by gaining a new skill, it will also help those who play wind instruments by making the ensemble finally complete and have everyone playing to a beat.

Ms. Atallah
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 184 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mini Gum Rubber Pad • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.99 24 $239.76
Band-in-a-Box Pro 2013 (Windows DVD-ROM) • Woodwind and Brasswind $99.68 1 $99.68
Standard Of Excellence Book 2 Conductor Score • Woodwind and Brasswind $49.95 1 $49.95
12-Pack Drumsticks • Woodwind and Brasswind $42.99 1 $42.99
12-Pack Drumsticks • Woodwind and Brasswind $42.99 1 $42.99
Standard Of Excellence Book 2 Enhanced Timpani/Aux Perc • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.95 4 $39.80
Standard Of Excellence Book 2 Drums/Mallet Percussion • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.95 4 $27.80
Standard Of Excellence Book 1 Drums/Mallet Percussion • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.95 4 $27.80
PA130 Power Adapter for Portable Keys and SV • Woodwind and Brasswind $12.12 2 $24.24
PW-MT-02 Metronome Tuner • Woodwind and Brasswind $12.81 1 $12.81

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