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Mrs. Ramos from Stockton CA is requesting musical instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Dreams With Mariachi Music

Help me give my students the opportunity to keep their music dream alive of forming a Mariachi Group on campus.

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This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

I have the honor of working with some of the most amazing students. I have students that are always willing to pull through and pull together to work and help out others. Students that I work with come from very low economic and poverty homes, yet they come every day with a positive attitude and the hunger to learn. They always tell me how I inspire them to do better for themselves, but I always tell them that they always inspire me to do more because I see their efforts and how hard they work for me.

My students are a wonderful example of what it means to work hard for what you really want in this world.

They push themselves to help not only themselves here at school but also help their parents at home. Many of my students have a part time job even as young as 15 and 16 years of age and some maintain jobs while in school full time. They are not afraid of working in the fields over the winter and spring break or even the hot summer days so that they can help their parents.

My Project

Music helps keep students engaged and interested in their academics, so when I had a group of students that wanted to start a Mariachi Group obviously I was excited. Where to begin, I do not know music, but I love mariachi music. I had to reach out to friends and test my luck. I did not want to be the person to tell these kids, no, I am sorry, we can not help you with getting a mariachi group started.

The moment that I said, "let me see what I can do", their eyes widened with a BIG smile!

I was determined to help my kids and support their dream of building a mariachi group from ground zero. I am not a music major, but I am a determined person that does not give up easily.

Mrs. Ramos
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Eastar EVA-330 4/4 Solid Wood Violin Set Full Size with Hard Case, Shoulder Rest, Rosin, Two Bow, Clip-on Tuner and Extra Strings for Students Kids Adults • Amazon Business $95.99 3 $287.97
Eastar Gold Trumpet Brass Standard Bb Trumpet Set ETR-380 For Student Beginner with Hard Case, Gloves, 7 C Mouthpiece, Valve Oil and Trumpet Cleaning Kit • Amazon Business $129.99 2 $259.98
Trumpet MAX Rectangular Case with Interior Mute Storage by Protec, Model MX301 • Amazon Business $80.99 2 $161.98
128VN - Mariachi Mastery Songbook - Violins / Violines 1 & 2 • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97
128G - Mariachi Mastery Songbook - Armonia (Guitar & Vihuela) • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
112G - Mariachi Mastery - Armonia • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95

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