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Ms. Blizzard from Dearing GA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

BUGZ! The Musical

My students need music and instruments to make a STEAM production of BUGZ!

  • $1,962 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I love my students, and, if you could meet them, you would, too! As the music teacher, I teach every student in my small-town school; 550 students come through my door every week. They are smart, inquisitive, insightful, and oh-so funny! They constantly make me laugh!

My students need to learn and explore the world around them by moving, dancing, playing, and creating!

Providing the supplies my student need to succeed is so important as the majority of students in our school district come from low-income households and many cannot bring supplies from home. The average income in our district is $19,000 a year. All of our students receive free breakfast daily, and many receive free lunch as well. Budgets for supplies are incredibly limited, so we are fortunate to have donors like you who help us meet the students' needs!

My Project

My students are connecting science with music by playing music about the natural world!

For our spring musical, my students will incorporate science and music to perform the musical BUGZ!

My students need several instruments to create an amazing performance: we need a bass metallophone and alto xylophone to create an outdoor soundscape that mimics the music insects perform nightly. We need the musical “BUGZ!” to perform and learn about etomology. We need a few extra mallets for our instruments so that student can share during the performance. Finally, we need place to store our instruments when we're done!

Imagine a performance where the students sing about the different sort of insects we learn about in elementary school. Additionally, we will use the instruments to create a "soundscape" - the sounds of swarming locusts, the gentle chirping of crickets, the hum of the cicadas, and finally create a round of sounds that mimic the sounds of insects on a summer night, immersing our audience in an aural description of the most populous creatures on Earth. In between the musical selections, students will perform the pre-written play that accompanies the musical AND their own original compositions about insects while wearing costumes that are student-created in our art classes, allowing us to integrate science, language arts, art and music together in the same performance.

We will perform this musical at a family engagement night to teach our entire community about the insects we share our planet with!

Ms. Blizzard
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 550 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Global Beat Deep Bass Metallophone • Woodwind and Brasswind $650.00 1 $650.00
Global Beat Alto Xylophone with Fiberglass Bars • Woodwind and Brasswind $385.00 1 $385.00
LOW PROFILE BOLTLESS SHELVING 48WX84HX24D - 5 SHELVES • School Specialty $152.57 2 $305.14
Bugz • Woodwind and Brasswind $89.99 1 $89.99
Yarn-covered Mallet for Alto Xylophone or Metallophone • Woodwind and Brasswind $10.50 5 $52.50

Materials cost

$1,482.63

Vendor shipping charges

$30.51

State sales tax

$102.30

3rd party payment processing fee

$22.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,667.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$294.30

Total project goal

$1,961.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,961.98

2 Donors

-$890.09

Donations toward project cost

-$890.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$914.81

Match offer toward project cost

-$777.59

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$137.22

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$157.07

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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