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Mrs. Akridge
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Boom, Boom, Boom! Boomwhackers for Music!

My students need Boomwhackers to provide a fun way to improve their music reading and composing skills. Our students enjoy creating their own compositions!

My Students

The addition of Boomwhackers to our music classroom will provide a fun way for our students to compose music. These colorful tubes engage the students in the music making and composition process in a very hands-on way!

Our school is a public school with 3rd - 5th grade students.

It is a rural school located near a major university. We have a diverse population. A wide range of cultural diversity and socioeconomic levels exist in our school. This creates an environment rich for learning. We have a great school! Our students are eager to learn and take pride in the part they play in their education. They used Boomwhackers while attending the Primary school. Their eyes light up when I mentioned that I was going to make Boomwhackers a Donors Choose project!

My Project

Boomwhackers are bright, colorful tubes cut to a variety of lengths. Each Boomwhacker creates a particular pitch when hit on the floor or with your hand. The Boomwhackers provide a creative way for students to experience musical concepts such as pitch, texture, chords and rhythm. Our students will use the Boomwhackers to read and compose music. The project will provide diatonic and chromatic sets of Boomwhackers for the students. Boomwhackers provide opportunities for differentiation. Students who struggle with traditional musical notation can experience success making music when a color coded system is used. These students can then transfer this knowledge to a traditional staff. Science connections related to pitch and frequency are also easily taught with Boomwhackers because of the varying tube lengths. The Boomwhackers will make a difference in our classroom!

The Boomwhackers appeal to our students.

They are very excited about the possibility that Boomwhackers will be added to our music class resources. These durable instruments will last for many years. Providing the instruments for our students will broaden their understanding of reading and composing music. These experiences will go a long way to cultivate a life long love of music!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Complete Upper & Lower Octave Sets Boomwhackers Tuned Percussion Tubes • Woodwind & Brasswind $89.99 1 $89.99
C Major Diatonic Scale Set (Upper Octave) Boomwhackers Tuned Percussion Tubes • Woodwind & Brasswind $19.99 5 $99.95
Octavator Caps 8-Pack • Woodwind & Brasswind $7.99 3 $23.97
Fun with Boomwhackers • Woodwind & Brasswind $14.99 1 $14.99

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 450 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Kia Motors America and 6 other donors.

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