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Mrs. Bain from Charlotte NC is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

BOOM! We're Reading Music!

My students need boomwhackers to learn to read music using the colors for support.

  • $203 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students come from more than 20 countries with as many native languages represented. Each week we welcome newcomers from around the world. Many of our students live in high poverty conditions and don't have opportunities to make instrumental music with others.

Music offers a way for us to explore and express ourselves without words.

My Project

Boomwhackers are color coded tubes that sound pitches when tapped on a surface. They are fun to use and allow success at multiple levels so all can feel a sense of accomplishment. The manner in which the boomwhackers are played is also satisfying to kinesthetic learners. There are free resources available that use current songs to engage the students' interest. Matching the colors to the notes they sound makes learning the notes of the treble clef very natural and the songs practically play themselves. Collaborating and composing original music is also a breeze with boomwhackers. Please consider donating so my students can have fun while creating and playing music!

Mrs. Bain
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 450 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Complete Upper & Lower Octave Sets Boomwhackers Tuned Percussion Tubes • Woodwind and Brasswind $89.99 1 $89.99
C Major Diatonic Scale Set (Upper Octave) Boomwhackers Tuned Percussion Tubes • Woodwind and Brasswind $19.99 2 $39.98

Materials cost

$129.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.14

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$172.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.36

Total project goal

$202.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$202.42

4 Donors

-$198.01

Donations toward project cost

-$172.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.95

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

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$0.00

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