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Mrs. Wells from Pahoa HI is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Crash Course in Great Music!

My students need cymbals and cymbal stands to flesh out our percussion section. We also need a repair kit, just in case!

  • $985 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Where words fail, music speaks." ~ Hans Christian Anderson.

My diverse students are learning to express themselves through the joy of concert band for the first time this year.

The students have truly embraced instruments that, until now, they had never had access to. Our school prides itself on its commitment to the arts and sciences, areas that are neglected in many public schools.

We also pride ourselves on taking an innovative approach to teaching and learning in a diverse and quickly changing world. Our students come from diverse backgrounds in terms of ethnicity and socioeconomic status; 80% of our student population receives free or reduced cost lunch. Despite the wide variety of students, they have one thing in common: they all benefit from using music to express their creativity.

My Project

My students need instruments and supplies to continue to grow the concert band. We had many band instruments donated to us this year, but we still need many items to flesh out the band. This project focuses on percussion instruments.

Many of the pieces we would like to perform include crash and/or suspended cymbal parts; without these instruments, there are big holes in our songs.

We would also like to march in our town's Christmas parade next year, so we would like crash cymbals that can double as marching cymbals. The stands make both cymbals easier to play and care for.

Lastly, we need a repair kit in case anything happens while we are out performing. This repair kit will give us piece of mind while we are sharing our music with the community.

Mrs. Wells
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 35 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Z-MAC Cymbal Pair • Woodwind and Brasswind $354.95 1 $354.95
Teacher's Travel Repair Kit • Woodwind and Brasswind $279.99 1 $279.99
Concert Cymbal Cradle Stand • Woodwind and Brasswind $67.26 1 $67.26
Suspended Cymbal Arm • Woodwind and Brasswind $59.99 1 $59.99

Materials cost

$762.19

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$33.54

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$837.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$147.73

Total project goal

$984.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$984.89

7 Donors

-$984.89

Donations toward project cost

-$837.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$147.73

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$0.00

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