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Mr. E. from Los Angeles CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Future Musicians

The cost of five trumpets from Woodwind and Brasswind is $975, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $893 goal

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I am in my fourth year of teaching, and am working in south Los Angeles. I was hired to teach music as well as remedial reading. Our school has the hope of establishing a school orchestra to perform in the community and give our students an outlet they would not normally have. In a time when our students are heavily influenced by hip-hop and rap music, I have taken on the task of introducing my students to jazz, with the hope that being introduced to this new genre of music would serve as the foundation of development for some of the next great jazz musicians. Our school's orchestra is comprised of three instruments: flute, clarinet and saxophone. The students who wanted to participate had to have parental permission and support, especially since they had to buy their own instruments. Because of this stipulation,some students were immediately eliminated because they did not have the necessary means. It pained me to think of the next Miles Davis, or John Coltrane being denied the chance to perfect his craft due to the fact that his/her parents could not afford it financially. Since I was hired to teach brass instrument instruction we have added trumpets to our orchestra. Our need comes from wanting to have instruments for the students who cannot afford them. We are in need of percussion instruments, as well as brass and woodwind instruments. Any contributions would be greatly appreciated.

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

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This project will reach 7 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Trumpet • Woodwind and Brasswind $133.00 5 $665.00

Materials cost

$665.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$732.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$160.68

Total project goal

$892.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$892.68

3 Donors

-$852.68

Donations toward project cost

-$732.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$120.68

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$40.00

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$0.00

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