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Mrs. Godwin from Buffalo NY is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Buffalo Schools Bands Need Supplies to Make Music!

My students need basic instrumental music supplies so that the world can hear what they can do!

  • $763 goal

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My Students

My students are in three buildings, in an urban, high poverty district, and two buildings are under receivership. All three schools realize the value of music education and used funding to staff instrumental music, but instrumental supplies can be tough to find in our district.

My students are incredibly eager, and are always looking to push their musicality to the next level.

My students are often looking for an outlet, and I am trying to expose as many students as possible to music.

My Project

The 130 students that I see across three schools in the inner city are constantly craving for something more than their regular classes. In band, they know that they can make mistakes, and we are always working towards our next goal or performance.

My students need basic supplies to maintain and continue playing their instruments, and it can get very expensive.

Our district provides instruments, but the consumables, like reeds and cleaning supplies, or smaller percussion instruments, are not included. The students know how to maintain their instruments, and need the proper supplies like germicide to do so. The percussion students are always asking for small instruments like the requested woodblock, triangle, and tambourine to create different feelings in the pieces of music.

Mrs. Godwin
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 130 students.

14 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bb Clarinet Reeds, Box of 25 • Woodwind and Brasswind $39.99 2 $79.98
Bb Clarinet Reeds, Box of 25 • Woodwind and Brasswind $39.99 2 $79.98
Tenor Saxophone Reeds, Box of 25 • Woodwind and Brasswind $74.99 1 $74.99
Tenor Saxophone Reeds, Box of 25 • Woodwind and Brasswind $74.99 1 $74.99
Alto Saxophone Reeds, Box of 25 • Woodwind and Brasswind $54.99 1 $54.99
Alto Saxophone Reeds, Box of 25 • Woodwind and Brasswind $54.99 1 $54.99
Ultra-Grip Steel Tambourine • Woodwind and Brasswind $44.62 1 $44.62
Triangle • Woodwind and Brasswind $28.99 1 $28.99
Suspended Cymbal Mallet • Woodwind and Brasswind $27.70 1 $27.70
Trombone Snake • Woodwind and Brasswind $7.99 3 $23.97
Multi-Tone Wood Block • Woodwind and Brasswind $22.99 1 $22.99
Trumpet Snake • Woodwind and Brasswind $5.99 3 $17.97
8 oz. Germicide Concentrate • Woodwind and Brasswind $3.99 3 $11.97
8oz. Premixed Germicide Spray • Woodwind and Brasswind $3.49 3 $10.47

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