I teach at a Head Start through 5th-grade elementary school. Many of my students have never had the opportunity to play an instrument, much less to learn how to write or compose music. I was able to have several music projects funded throughout the years that allowed me to extend my program in terms of strings, percussion, and recorders. Although most of my students are of Haitian-American heritage, we pride ourselves in being diverse as our teaching staff stem from many countries and ethnic backgrounds.
Even though I serve a community that is high-poverty, my students have found comfort and stability through music and the performing arts.
They also bring joy wherever and whenever they perform in the community and for the school population.
Since 2007, I have managed my music program using materials from DonorsChoose projects and purchasing out of pocket, but now help is once again needed to extend our music program.
At our school, there are several band programs such as our rock band, steel drum band, beginning orchestra, and soon to be, modern band. We have more band members than instruments as our programs grow in popularity.
During the school year, our students perform on and off campus and in some rare cases, in multiple locations, making the need to double up, of utmost importance.
We have four students who play cymbals but only one pair available. Having a second pair would allow us to double up. Please assist us in expanding our percussion section. We have many young budding percussionists who will benefit tremendously if our project is supported.
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