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Mr. Hoyt from East Hartford CT is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for the Band!

Help me give my students method books to help foster their love of playing and to develop independent musicians.

  • $622 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

There are 150 band students at our high school. The band program consists of Marching Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Band. Throughout the year students are participating in Football games, Marching Band competitions, the St. Patrick's Day Parade, and Winter and Spring Concerts.

The band students are hardworking and enthusiastic about music.

There are always band students in the band room. Students stay after school and arrive early to practice their instruments. Students audition outside of school to be apart of regional and statewide music festivals. Their love for music is inspirational!

My Project

The Essential Elements and Sound Innovations method books will help students learn and grow through music performance. The Sound Innovation books have over 400 exercises and 70 chorales by some of today's most renowned band composers. This allows students to develop their articulation, dynamic, phrasing, intonation, and technical skills through contemporary and meaning music. The Essential Element book provides instrument specific studies and allows students to continue expanding their performance skills. Essential Elements also provides an online resource for students to be successful with their practice at home.

These books will help every student grow in their understanding and abilities as ensemble musicians.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Essential Elements for Band - Percussion and Keyboard Percussion 2 Book/Online Audio • Woodwind and Brasswind $17.99 1 $17.99
Essential Elements for Band - Bb Bass Clarinet 2 Book/Online Audio • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.99 1 $9.99
Essential Elements for Band - French Horn 2 Book/Online Audio • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.99 1 $9.99
Essential Elements for Band - Eb Bariton Saxophone 2 Book/Online Audio • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.99 1 $9.99
Essential Elements for Band - Bb Tenor Saxophone 2 Book/Online Audio • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.99 1 $9.99
Essential Elements for Band - Eb Alto Saxophone 2 Book/Online Audio • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.99 1 $9.99
Essential Elements for Band - Bariton B.C. 2 Book/Online Audio • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.99 1 $9.99
Essential Elements for Band - Bassoon 2 Book/Online Audio • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.99 1 $9.99
Essential Elements for Band - Trombone 2 Book/Online Audio • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.99 1 $9.99
Essential Elements for Band - Bb Trumpet 2 Book/Online Audio • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.59 1 $9.59
Essential Elements for Band - Flute 2 Book/Online Audio • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.07 1 $9.07
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development Advanced Trombone 2 • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development Advanced Alto Saxophone 1 • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development Advanced Flute 1 • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development Advanced Tuba • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development Advanced Oboe • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development Trombone 2 Book • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Essential Elements for Band - Tuba 2 Book/Online Audio • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development Advanced Percussion 1 • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development Advanced French Horn 1 • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development Mallet Percussion Book • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development B Flat Clarinet 2 Book • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development Horn in F Book • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development Bassoon Book • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development Oboe Book • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development Advanced Trumpet 2 • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development Advanced Clarinet 2 • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development Advanced Clarinet 1 • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development Advanced Trumpet 1 • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development Advanced Alto Saxophone 2 • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development Advanced Bassoon • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development Advanced Bass Clarinet • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development B Flat Trumpet 2 Book • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development Baritone B.C. Book • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development B Flat Trumpet 1 Book • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development Tuba Book • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development B Flat Clarinet 1 Book • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development B Flat Bass Clarinet Bk • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development Trombone 1 Book • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development E Flat Alto Sax 2 Book • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development Flute Book • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development E Flat Alto Sax 1 Book • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development B Flat Tenor Sax Book • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development E Flat Baritone Sax Bk • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development Percussion 1 Book • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development Advanced Tenor Saxophone • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development Advanced Flute 2 • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development Advanced Baritone B.C. • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development Advanced Mallet Percussion • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development Advanced Trombone 1 • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations Concert Band Ensemble Development Advanced Baritone Saxophone • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.90 1 $8.90
Essential Elements for Band - Bb Clarinet 2 Book/Online Audio • Woodwind and Brasswind $7.99 1 $7.99
Essential Elements for Band - Oboe 2 Book/Online Audio • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.95 1 $6.95

Materials cost

$491.02

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.37

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$528.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$93.25

Total project goal

$621.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$621.64

1 Donor

-$321.64

Donations toward project cost

-$273.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.25

match offer

-$300.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$255.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.00

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$0.00

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