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Mr. Carrera from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Dem Bones - A Vocal and Percussion Extravaganza

My students need percussion instruments including a Wood Afuche, Flex Tone, Guira and Jingle Stick.

  • $230 goal

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My Students

I am writing this proposal for my high school vocal students that participate in our Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Choirs. Our high school serves a large urban area and has a high percentage of students that are low-income.

Many of our students are highly interested and motivated in their study of vocal music.

During the school year they prepare for concerts, vocal contests and college auditions. They learn about music theory, vocal production and a wide range of vocal repertoire. "Empowering Students Through Art" is a great way to motivate our vocal students as they reach for higher levels of success in vocal performance. Engaging them as they perform music with rich cultural and historical significance enriches our students learning environment.

My Project

We will be performing an arrangement of "Dem Bones" for our Spring Concert. The percussion instruments that we are asking for will be used as sound effects as we sing about the different body parts. Adding the percussion instruments will add a very creative dimension to the music. Children that hear us perform the song are always captivated by the percussion sounds that are hidden with the vocal group. Our students that perform this song are participating in an educational activity that they will remember for the rest of their lives.

Please consider being a partner in their learning through building the resources that they will use to be highly successful in vocal music.

Giving my students access to these vital and important resources will make a significant difference in how they experience music at the high school level.

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

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Small Merenque Guira • Woodwind and Brasswind $49.95 1 $49.95
LP1-8 Large Flex-A-Tone • Woodwind and Brasswind $42.99 1 $42.99
LP234A Standard Wood Afuche/Cabasa • Woodwind and Brasswind $39.78 1 $39.78
Multi-Jingle Stick • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$162.71

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$195.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.44

Total project goal

$229.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$229.59

2 Donors

-$229.59

Donations toward project cost

-$195.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.44

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$0.00

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