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Mr. Halcomb from San Pablo CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Developing a Culturally Relevant Music Library

Help me give my students quality, culturally relevant, music to study and perform.

  • $590 goal

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My Students

This year is the first time in over 10 years that our school has had an open and inclusive instrumental music program. Over 90 Percent of our students are from economically disadvantaged families. Despite the challenges our community faces, our students always seem to rise to the occasion.

Our growing program is in need of appropriate and functional equipment.

Some of our instruments are more than 40 years old. Moreover, our inventory is not balanced to meet the needs of the ensemble or the interests of our students.

My Project

The rebirth of our urban middle school program shows the skill and talent available to our students. As we've uncovered our archive of music, most of the music is at least 30 years old, missing parts, and culturally out of date. In order for our music students to succeed to their fullest, they need to have quality music to study. The music they study needs to be relevant both culturally and academically.

Some of the pieces listed are picked for cultural relevance, others are picked for academic relevance.

Together the fun pieces and the challenging pieces propel our music students to achieve greater music literacy and instrument mastery.

Mr. Halcomb
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Music from Titanic - Discovery Plus Concert Band Series Level 2 arranged by John Moss • Woodwind and Brasswind $55.00 1 $55.00
The Incredibles (Main Theme) - Discovery Plus Concert Band Series Level 2 arranged by Paul Murtha • Woodwind and Brasswind $55.00 1 $55.00
Highlights from Gladiator - Discovery Plus Concert Band Series Level 2 arranged by Paul Murtha • Woodwind and Brasswind $55.00 1 $55.00
Libertango - Discovery Plus Concert Band Series Level 2 arranged by Paul Murtha • Woodwind and Brasswind $50.00 1 $50.00
Warp Speed Concert Band Grade 0.5 Set • Woodwind and Brasswind $46.00 1 $46.00
Code of Hammurabi Concert Band Grade 0.5 Set • Woodwind and Brasswind $45.00 1 $45.00
Georgia on My Mind - Discovery Plus Concert Band Series Level 2 arranged by Michael Brown • Woodwind and Brasswind $40.00 1 $40.00
Get Smart - Discovery Plus Concert Band Series Level 2 arranged by Johnnie Vinson • Woodwind and Brasswind $40.00 1 $40.00
Skyfall - Discovery Concert Band Level 1 • Woodwind and Brasswind $40.00 1 $40.00

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