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Mr. Wiener from Amenia NY is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cords for Chords: Help Us Get Connected With Music

Help me give my students cords & cables to get musically connected plus some straps and tape to keep them safe & organized.

  • $562 goal

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My Students

Our students live in rural upstate NY, on the border of MA and CT. They are diverse in terms of interests and experiences, but universally wonderful and curious. At over 60% low-income families, our school population is shrinking while the poverty level is rising.

Our students love music!

Our music program has been subject to staffing and program cuts over the last few years, due to shrinking population and financial challenges, but we’re bouncing back and looking to expand opportunities and experiences for our students!

My Project

Modern opportunities for making music are amazing. We have a whole collection of fantastic gear that gives our students lots of options when it comes to exploring Music-making in the modern world. One challenge is that we never seem to have enough of the cords that help us play chords!

Our students need a variety of cords, cables, ties and tape to connect our iPads and other devices to other great Music technology, plus a way to keep them organized and safe.

Patch cables, MIDI cables, aux cables, mic cables... a whole cable stable! These will help our students make the connections they need to succeed and connect with the Music! Whether it's recording, syncing multiple electronic music devices together, creating new sounds on a modular synthesizer, or connecting their iPad to our music lab system, these cables will help us get it done.

Please consider helping us get connected as we integrate all of the fantastic Music technology that we have gotten through DonorsChoose. Many thanks for your support.

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

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This project will reach 250 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Oldboytech AUX Cable,[2-Pack,4ft,Hi-Fi Sound] 3.5mm Auxiliary Audio Cable Nylon Braided Male to Male AUX Cord Compatible Car/Home Stereos,Speaker,iPhone iPod iPad,Headphones,Sony Beats,Echo Dot (Grey) • Amazon Business $6.99 20 $139.80
Roland MIDI Cable (UM-ONE-MK2) • Amazon Business $35.99 2 $71.98
Hosa PXF-110 XLR3F to 1/4 inch TS Unbalanced Interconnect Cable, 10 feet • Amazon Business $8.45 5 $42.25
Roland 10ft MIDI Cable, Black series (RMIDI-B10) • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
New: Black Gaffers Tape - 3 Pack, 30 Yards & 2 inch Wide- 3 roll Bulk Set Refills case. Multi-Pack Waterproof Gaffer Matte Cloth Fabric for pro Photography, Filming Backdrop, Production Equipment • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Hosa CMM-890 3.5 mm TS to Same Unbalanced Patch Cables, 3 feet • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
KLIQ Guitar Instrument Cable, 10 Ft - Custom Series with Premium Rean-Neutrik 1/4" Straight to Right Angle Gold Plugs, Blue/Red Tweed • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
KLIQ Guitar Instrument Cable, 10 Ft - Custom Series with Premium Rean-Neutrik 1/4" Straight to Right Angle Gold Plugs, Black/Red Tweed • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
KLIQ Guitar Instrument Cable, 10 Ft - Custom Series with Premium Rean-Neutrik 1/4" Straight to Right Angle Gold Plugs, Red/Black Tweed • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Hosa CMM-845 3.5 mm TS to Same Unbalanced Patch Cables, 1.5 feet • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Hosa CMM-830 3.5 mm TS to Same Unbalanced Patch Cables, 1 foot • Amazon Business $15.45 1 $15.45
Hosa CMM-815 3.5 mm TS to 3.5 mm TS Unbalanced Patch Cables, 6 inch • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Reusable Cable Ties, Trilancer Cord Wraps, Adjustable Strap Fastener, Cable Organizer, Fastening Hook and Loop, 8 Inches, 4 Colors, 50 PCS • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49

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