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Mrs. O'Brien from Norristown PA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bucket Music: Keep Calm and Play On

My students need buckets and drum sticks for bucket drumming.

  • $188 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a community school that services 600 students from different economic backgrounds in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Our school is also very diverse, including many who speak multiple languages. Our students come to school full of life, ready to learn, and excited to see what is in store for them each day. We have a variety of musical options for our students to participate in, and we would like to encourage more students to be involved.

We have a thriving and growing music department that prepares students to develop their musical skills so they can succeed at the next level.

My Project

Bucket drumming is an exciting and effective way to teach students how to read rhythms and use their creativity and expressive skills to create original musical pieces. We have many students in the percussion program, but do not have the resources to supply all students with the opportunity to play in the percussion ensemble.

"A drummer is usually like the backbone." With this donation, all students will experience the art of bucket drumming, and we hope to start a bucket drumming ensemble that will perform at concerts and different events throughout the school year.

Students will use the buckets and sticks to create wonderful music.

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Mrs. O'Brien
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 600 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Leaktite 744456 1-Gallon White Plastic Pail Paint Pail/Container • Amazon Business $6.85 10 $68.50
Hickory Timbale Sticks • Woodwind and Brasswind $3.95 15 $59.25

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