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Mr. O. from Los Angeles CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Caps, Hands, and Tongues, Applaud it to the Clouds

My students need guitar, keyboard, and bass amps, plus accessories for their Rock Band Club during lunch and after school.

  • $4,593 goal

This project expired on February 4, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Public schools across the country have faced severe cuts in arts programs for many years. Our students are lucky to have a performing arts focus in addition to their academic studies.

Our school incorporates the performing arts across the curriculum.

Developing individual interests, choosing music of personal interest to study, and joining together to play music with and for friends are important steps in developing a lifelong enriching music hobby. Little Kids Rock, Fender Music Foundation, and Donors Choose have helped us build our students' Rock Band Club during lunch and after school. We offer the opportunity for students of beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels to develop their knowledge and skills from wherever they are toward wherever they want to be.

My Project

This project would enable us to better support students to join together, create their own bands, practice for performance, and record their original compositions. The Leslie amp is expensive, but its special design will give both the keyboard and guitar players a unique sound. The Marshall half stack will accompany an existing Fender unit to support two guitar players. The bass cabinet will supplement an existing rig. Guitar strings, small drum kit parts, and other accessories are always needed, and the more gear, the more supplies, maintenance, and repair necessary, too.

These items help us establish a good support setup for our students.

It's been a long time working toward this point, and Donors Choose has helped make more than half of it possible. We've been lucky to receive the support we have, and this project is a lot more to ask for, but our students are ready to play at this level, and we're happy to support them. Thank you!

Mr. O.
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Leslie Studio 12 Organ/Guitar Rotary Speaker • Woodwind and Brasswind $1,495.00 1 $1,495.00
MG Series MG100HCFX 100W Guitar Amp Head • Woodwind and Brasswind $359.99 1 $359.99
Rumble V3 600w 1x15 Bass Speaker Cabinet • Woodwind and Brasswind $299.99 1 $299.99
MG Series MG412CF 4x12 Guitar Speaker Cabinet • Woodwind and Brasswind $259.99 1 $259.99
GS525B Five-Instrument Guitar Rack • Woodwind and Brasswind $75.13 3 $225.39
COVERAGE • Woodwind and Brasswind $149.99 1 $149.99
Super Cymbal Bag • Woodwind and Brasswind $53.03 2 $106.06
GBE-Bass Gig Bag for Bass Guitar • Woodwind and Brasswind $24.99 4 $99.96
700 Series Cymbal Boom Stand - 2 Pack • Woodwind and Brasswind $79.99 1 $79.99
HyperPad mount with pole clamp, mic stand goosneck, desktop clamp • Woodwind and Brasswind $69.99 1 $69.99
COVERAGE • Woodwind and Brasswind $69.99 1 $69.99
COVERAGE • Woodwind and Brasswind $49.99 1 $49.99
Grabber Cymbal Arm • Woodwind and Brasswind $24.95 2 $49.90
SC-CSA Cymbal Stacker • Woodwind and Brasswind $21.48 2 $42.96
Hi-Hat Tambourine with Click Feature • Woodwind and Brasswind $42.00 1 $42.00
2836 Regular Slinky 5-String Bass Strings 2 Pack • Woodwind and Brasswind $39.99 1 $39.99
2623 Super Slinky 7-String Electric Guitar Strings • Woodwind and Brasswind $5.99 4 $23.96
NY Cowbell with Gibraltar Mount • Woodwind and Brasswind $20.99 1 $20.99
Bass Drum Pedal Spring • Woodwind and Brasswind $4.19 2 $8.38
EQ Double Bass Drum Patch • Woodwind and Brasswind $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$3,500.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$320.30

3rd party payment processing fee

$52.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$3,903.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$688.82

Total project goal

$4,592.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$4,592.13

12 Donors

-$1,149.00

Donations toward project cost

-$976.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$172.35

Matching donations from our partners

-$3,443.13

Match offers toward project cost

-$2,926.66

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$516.47

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$0.00

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