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Mrs. Chomos from Columbus OH is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Buzzing and Blowing Our Way to a Better Band!

My students need new mouthpieces to use with the school owned instruments that they borrow.

  • $580 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students love music! There are over 100 student musicians in our middle school band. Not only do these boys and girls participate in grade level band classes every day, they choose to play in additional groups at our school; jazz band, pep band, and honors band. They enjoy performing at our school concerts and in our community.

My motto is "All In Band".

Our music program continues to grow and students succeed even with limited resources. We welcome all interested students to play in our ensembles. Many students must borrow an instrument from the school in order to participate, especially the larger more expensive instruments. There is no financial support for the band program in our school budget, so we must find funding for new instruments, repairs, supplies and sheet music.

My Project

I am requesting new mouthpieces for the students who borrow school-owned clarinets, alto saxophones, trumpets, and trombones. These students are thankful to play an instrument from our school inventory since they cannot afford to purchase their own. Often the school-owned instrument that they are using is old, but in good condition. Unfortunately, they are playing on damaged, worn out mouthpieces that have been used by many past students and need to be replaced. Donations to this project for new mouthpieces will allow students to play on clean equipment, improve their sound quality. This will help to strengthen our overall band program.

Mrs. Chomos
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Standard Series Trumpet Mouthpiece in Silver • Woodwind and Brasswind $56.00 2 $112.00
Standard Series Small Shank Trombone Mouthpiece in Silver • Woodwind and Brasswind $49.99 2 $99.98
Debut Student Clarinet Mouthpiece • Woodwind and Brasswind $26.99 3 $80.97
Light Bb Clarinet Ligature and Cap • Woodwind and Brasswind $26.99 3 $80.97
4C Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.95 2 $59.90
YAC1607 Alto Saxophone Ligature • Woodwind and Brasswind $10.99 2 $21.98

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