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Mr. Sacks from Los Angeles CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Binders & Paper

My students need music binders and copy paper to copy and hold music when they perform.

  • $1,029 goal

This project expired on August 2, 2010.

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My Students

Music enhances learning - especially when one is personally involved in its making. My students can only obtain music if I arrange it for them (as we have no budget). These supplies will permit me to make copies for each student, and create a place for the music to be stored and held for performances.

I teach in a Performing Arts Magnet School.

Students come from great distances to go to this school. Many have to get up at 5am in order to arrive at the school for their first class. There are no auditions required for admission. Any student from any school in the district can attend our school. The students range in musical training from absolutely none to some training. We start at the beginning and watch how the talents grow exponentially in the four years that attend our school. I remember one student who started with a vocal range of a "fifth" and left with a massive three-octave range. Our students compete yearly and have always been graded "superior" - winning every competition that we've ever entered! We show our students what excellence can be, and expect them to work toward that excellence. Our budgetary constraints prevent us from purchasing copies of music for our students. Therefore, I arrange music for them. The binders and paper will ease the burden of making copies.

My Project

With no funds to purchase music, I am in a position where I must create arrangements for my students. That, in itself, might be a blessing in disguise, as I can write for the voices that I am teaching. However, the school is unable to make copies for me to give all of my students. It is the same problem as not having a textbook for each student. How are these students supposed to learn? The paper will be used to make copies, much of the time from my own printer. The binders will give us a place to store the music that has been copied. Additionally, when performing music of a more classical nature, where the students are not required to memorize the music, the binders will give us an appropriate appearance for using our music.

Music is the textbook for all choral programs.

One arrangement of one song being purchased for 100 students would never cost less than $450.00. A concert SATB score of a major composition would cost almost $20.00 each. That would cost us $2000.00. My total budget for music for the spring semester was $170.00. Furthermore, the general copy limit for teachers is 500 pages a month. These requested supplies would permit us to have enough copies of music so that each student has his/her "textbook."

Mr. Sacks
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
QB COPY PAPER 8-1/2X11 92 BRIGHT -- Quill Brand Copy Paper; 8-1/2x11", Letter Size • Quill $64.34 2 $128.68
Grand Deluxe Choral Folio (Black) • Woodwind & Brasswind $8.50 75 $637.50

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