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Mrs. Trushell from Midvale OH is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calypso Drumming

My students need instruments for their calypso unit. We study music from the Caribbean, primarily calypso style music, and we are in need of drums to create the rhythms.

  • $319 goal

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My Students

Our elementary music program consists of two elementary schools, each containing approximately 450 students each. Our music program is supported, but a budget is not able to be established. One teacher is responsible for both schools, all 900 students in a total of five days. We make due with what we have and enjoy learning in any way we can!

Music is very important to brain development.

There are not many opportunities in our area for music exposure. Music class is sometimes all the students will get. We appreciate any and all support of our music learning!

My Project

In our classroom right now we have a few smaller hand drums and a few drums with sticks, but we do not have any drums from other world cultures. These drums will allow the students to learn new drumming techniques and the cultures from which they originated.

Rhythm drumming is a fun way to learn to read music notation!

Calypso music is exciting and full of culture. Our unit focuses on many cross-curricular topics as we journey through the Caribbean Sea. These drums will complement our lessons and will be used in our performances and concerts. They will be a great asset to our music class.

Mrs. Trushell
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 925 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
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Kid's Rain Forest Konga • Woodwind and Brasswind $32.99 1 $32.99

Materials cost

$236.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$270.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.74

Total project goal

$318.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$318.25

2 Donors

-$318.25

Donations toward project cost

-$270.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.74

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$0.00

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