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Ms. Kan from Medford OR is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Did Someone Say Mariachi?!

My students need Mariachi instruments to start a Mariachi band!

  • $800 goal

This project expired on December 26, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Why music? Music touches a part of our psyche that nothing else can. 85% of all musicians learn music in school. Mariachi music is culturally relevant to our growing Latino population and just plain fun.

The students at South Medford High School are fantastic.

They are smart, goal oriented, thoughtful, and caring young people. Students are tolerant of diversity and are looking forward to establishing a Mariachi program here. The growing population of Latino students to this community has prompted us to add a Mariachi program to our already diverse music department. We are working to find new ways to make learning music relevant to more of our student population.

My Project

The instruments that I am requesting the Guitarron and the Vihuela are traditional Mariachi instruments. The Guitarron is the heart of the Mariachi ensemble as it gives the rest of the ensemble a foundation. The instruments will help students to learn about the history of the music and instruments. Students will learn to play and sing traditional folk songs, rancheros, sons, boleros, and regional dances of Mexico. Through Mariachi music we will study the culture and history of Mexico.

The students, parents, and the school community are excited to start a new music idiom here at South Medford High School.

My hope is for the Mariachi band to perform in the community giving parents and families a closer connection to the school through music.

Ms. Kan
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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29 donors29 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guitarron with Bag • Woodwind and Brasswind $389.99 1 $389.99
Lucida LG-VH1 Viheula with Bag • Amazon $249.99 1 $249.99

Materials cost

$639.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$679.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$119.93

Total project goal

$799.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$799.51

27 Donors

-$591.98

Donations toward project cost

-$503.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$88.35

Matching donations from our partners

-$207.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$175.95

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.05

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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