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  • $179 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Horowitz
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Carting Heavy Band Instruments

My students need a utility cart in order to move their Concert Band instruments and equipment.

My Students

Have you ever felt the thrill of playing in a band? You're surrounded by amazing sounds-- flutes, clarinets, trumpets, saxophones, drums. But wait! We need our instruments! They're in the basement, and we practice upstairs, in the auditorium!

I teach instrumental music to middle school age students in a large, inner city, high poverty, K-8 school.

Most are from immigrant families that are working hard to make a success in this country, but have no resources for extra activities like music. Our students spend a large part of the school day learning math and reading, yet love music and want to play in the band. Due to budget cuts in NJ, music was completely eliminated three years ago, and we've been re-building the program for our students. However, we still don't have a classroom. We keep our instruments locked in the basement and have to transport them up and downstairs throughout the day. Our students are mostly 10-12 years old, and still growing. They are getting better and better at playing their instruments, but carrying them is a problem.

My Project

A rolling cart would be awesome! Students wouldn't have to carry large, heavy instruments (like baritone horn, tenor saxophone, and bass clarinet) up and down the stairs. Instead, they would be able to put them on the rolling cart and send them in the elevator. They would also be able to move large percussion instruments (like glockenspiel), music folders, and other equipment.

Your donation will help our young musicians focus their attention on practicing, rehearsing, and performing, rather than moving instruments.

It will help them on their journey to becoming a cohesive musical group, and continue their collective adventure, working together, building team spirit, and playing for their own enjoyment as well as the enjoyment of those who listen to them play. Concert Band will become an experience to remember all of their lives. Your donation will make this happen.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CART 3-SHELF 40.5HX24WX18D PLASTIC UTILITY TUB CART RED • School Specialty $109.17 1 $109.17

Materials cost

$109.17

Vendor shipping charges

$10.92

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$151.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.78

Total project goal

$178.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$178.51

4 Donors

-$46.00

Donations toward project cost

-$39.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.90

Matching donations from our partners

-$132.51

Match offers toward project cost

-$112.63

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 900 students.

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