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Mr. Musquez from Bakersfield CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Count Off to a Great Year

My students need guitar method books, guitar picks, and instrument reeds. On top of band, jazz band, and orchestra, we will be adding a beginner guitar course for the first time this coming school year.

  • $703 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A majority of students at our school qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. We are also a Title I school. We have a strong migrant community in our area. Purchasing materials for music classes can be difficult for our students.

Our students have shown a great talent for music, and they deserve to have the equipment necessary to nurture that talent.

Our school has participated in our local ratings festival, marching competitions, and jazz clinics, and we are a visible presence on our campus at football games, basketball games, volleyball games, and rallies.

My Project

Our instrumental music program is expanding to include a beginner guitar course. We need guitar method books, guitar picks, and instrument reeds. These materials will allow our school to train a new group of instrumental musicians.

We are excited to start our guitar program and to continue the success of our band classes with these materials.

The method books and picks will help make sure we can start the guitar class quickly and efficiently. The reeds will help the band classes continue their successes.

Our programs have been able to increase musicianship skills and other skills like discipline, personal responsibility, and cooperative teamwork. Thank you for taking time to consider helping us to continue that musical and personal growth!

Mr. Musquez
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guitar Method Book 1 (Book/Online Audio) • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.55 30 $256.50
Tenor Saxophone Reeds, Box of 25 • Woodwind and Brasswind $74.99 1 $74.99
Alto Saxophone Reeds, Box of 25 • Woodwind and Brasswind $52.99 1 $52.99
Bb Clarinet Reeds, Box of 25 • Woodwind and Brasswind $39.99 1 $39.99
Baritone Saxophone Reeds, Box of 10 • Woodwind and Brasswind $37.99 1 $37.99
Bass Clarinet Reeds, Box of 10 • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.99 1 $29.99
351 Standard Guitar Picks • Woodwind and Brasswind $3.99 5 $19.95

Materials cost

$512.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$46.88

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$596.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$105.35

Total project goal

$702.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$702.32

4 Donors

-$677.32

Donations toward project cost

-$575.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$101.60

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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