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Mr. Murphy from Terre Haute IN is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Can You Hear the Music?

Help me give my students the ability to have their music heard. Wireless microphone systems will help to showcase our talented musicians by allowing them to play solos from anywhere on the field.

  • $1,759 goal

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My Students

My band students are some of the most dedicated, hard working students in the school. Our marching band begins practice the week after school gets out in June and before summer is over will have put in over 170 hours of practice in before the first day of school. We begin competition and football shows in September. Many Saturdays of the competition season will begin at 8:00AM and not end until midnight. You will never hear a complaint as these kids leave everything they have on the field every single time they perform.

Hard work, dedication and long hours are not exclusive to just the Marching Band.

The Indoor Percussion group works just as hard all winter to prepare for their competition season. They put in 10 hour days on Saturdays either practicing or competing. These students will practice in their free time, before and after school, and will often be found helping each other learn parts and encouraging each other to make it a little better each time.

Our Jazz and Symphonic bands have won several distinguished awards and perform several times a year. To say my students are well accomplished and talented would be an understatement.

My Project

These wireless systems will allow our band members to compete with other bands at the highest level. Being able to utilize some of the latest technology to showcase our talented musicians will not only enhance our performance quality but will give our musicians the confidence needed to compete with other high quality bands.

Our goal is to create the most dynamic and entertaining show for our audience.

Our current equipment only allows soloists to stand on the sidelines for their performance. With this wireless system, our soloists can be on the move and entertain as we showcase their talent. Having all of our musicians on the field and moving will help us to play more difficult music with more difficult drill.

Mr. Murphy
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
d:vote CORE 4099 Mic, Extreme SPL with Clip for Brass • Woodwind and Brasswind $619.95 1 $619.95
BLX14R/W85 Wireless Lavalier System with WL185 Cardioid Lavalier Mic • Woodwind and Brasswind $449.00 1 $449.00
Active Directional Antenna with Gain Switch 470-698 MHZ • Woodwind and Brasswind $374.00 1 $374.00

Materials cost

$1,442.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$21.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,494.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$263.75

Total project goal

$1,758.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,758.34

17 Donors

-$1,528.93

Donations toward project cost

-$1,328.84

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$200.09

Matching donations from our partners

-$195.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$165.75

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$34.41

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$0.00

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