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Ms. Mann from Nashville NC is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Competitive Edge

Help me give my students high-quality mallets to use at district and state competitions.

  • $176 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Curious, enthusiastic, and creative; my students are eager to immerse themselves in any kind of challenge. I have a diverse population which includes many varying socioeconomic levels, age levels, as well as developmental levels. They all come together daily to make music together which creates a sense of community that is so special to the students. The band program is starting to grow quickly and this is creating a sense of excitement and pride in the student as well as the community.

My Project

Many of my students are auditioning for the all-district honors band in a few months and the mallets they practice and audition with will affect how they perform and sound. My percussion students do not have high-quality mallets. Many of my students are using mallets that are taped or glued together.

To be highly competitive at district and state events my students need high-quality mallets.

Each instrument can require several different mallets of varying hardness and material to give the full spectrum of sound the instrument can create. While my students do build a collection of their own mallets, a complete set will run them hundreds of dollars. The mallets I am asking for will help to build a classroom set that all students will have access to.

Ms. Mann
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ensemble Series Mallets • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.61 2 $59.22
M131 / M132 Rubber Xylophone Mallets • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.53 1 $29.53
M5 Rubber Mallets • Woodwind and Brasswind $20.49 1 $20.49

Materials cost

$109.24

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$8.52

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$149.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.36

Total project goal

$175.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$175.76

3 Donors

-$137.00

Donations toward project cost

-$123.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.05

match offer

-$29.94

Match offer toward project cost

-$25.45

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.49

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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