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Mrs. Corbin from New Haven CT is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bucket Drumming for Bishop Woods

My students need buckets and drumsticks for the new percussion ensemble at our school! We are excited to start this journey and look forward to hopefully performing in a spring concert.

  • $534 goal

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My Students

Our inner city students use music as an outlet to express themselves. A lot of our students receive free breakfast, lunch and soon to be free dinner. They also have backpack food that goes home with them for the weekend. Many of them have experienced trauma in their lives and have difficulty coming to school. Our classes, especially the music room, serve students with a range of disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, autism spectrum disorder and specific learning disabilities. Despite their hardships and learning disabilities my students are eager to find unique ways to express themselves with music.

My Project

I am so excited for the classes to get started on bucket drumming. Being an inner city school we have limited resources. We will be so grateful to be able to perform this spring with our newly formed percussion ensemble. Not only will they be focusing on their performance, they will be learning how to work in a group and be an ensemble. They will also be learning difficult rhythms, techniques of how to use the drumsticks, and how to use the buckets as a drum! I can’t wait for them to gain confidence in their skills and be empowered at the end of the year.

Mrs. Corbin
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK15348698T 5.0 gal. HDPE Round Pail White • Grainger $8.11 28 $227.08
12-Pair Hickory Drumsticks • Woodwind and Brasswind $55.99 3 $167.97

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