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

Building an Orffestra!

My students need instruments! We need an alto and bass xylophone for our class Orffestra to study and perform music!

  • $1,337 goal

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My Students

My students are an amazing group of kids. Our school is in a small section of a small rural school district with 4,400 students in total. The small town is committed to the education of their children! Providing supplies for our students is so important as the majority of students in our school district come from low-income households; 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. Unfortunately, many of our students come to school without basic classroom supplies, and school budgets for materials are limited.

My students are smart, curious, loving, and engaged; they need to sing, dance, perform, and create!

Musical supplies make such a difference to my students, because it gives them the opportunity to hone individual skills while working towards group success. Music increases literacy, STEM, and math skills! Students who study music do better in school and in life!

As the music teacher in our small town, I will teach every child in our community! The resources in this project will impact literally every child in our town for years to come!

My Project

My creative, engaged students need Orff instruments! Orff instruments are played with mallets and are perfect for young learners. On an Orff instrument, the teacher can remove bars, making the only available notes the one students need, allowing young learners to get success in playing their very first instrument!

Orff instruments allow young musicians to perform and create music in ways that are age appropriate and FUN!

We need an alto and bass xylophone to add to our two soprano instruments. Using these instruments, we will perform everything from classical to pop music. We will write our own music and study the music of the masters. Students will create accompaniments to play as they sing for their peers, their parents, and members of their community. Most importantly, these instruments will give children who do not have access to musical instruments the chance to learn a life-long skill of creating music. The students love playing xylophones and look forward to creating with them!!

Thank you for considering our project!

Ms. Blizzard
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 550 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Global Beat Deep Bass Xylophone with Fiberglass Bars • Woodwind and Brasswind $635.00 1 $635.00
Global Beat Alto Xylophone with Fiberglass Bars • Woodwind and Brasswind $385.00 1 $385.00

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