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Ms. House from Jonesboro AR is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Drumming African Style

My students need African drums for a special class in drumming.

  • $875 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

There are around 400 third through fifth grade students in our school and all of them will be in my music class at some point this year. We are starting a new program especially for the 6th grade called “African Drumming.” This class will be held as an afternoon elective course. All of the kids will, however, have the opportunity to use and experience these drums in the regular music classes as well. We use the Orff Schulwerk method of music education which offers students a chance to sing, play, dance, mime, and create in music class.

My Project

The students will be able to each have an instrument to play rather than sharing the few drums we have already. This will be a great way to get those kids interested in music who may otherwise never give it a chance. This could be the spark they need to ignite a fire and a passion for the arts that will stay with them throughout the rest of their lives. Music truly is the universal language of harmony and what better way to learn about that than through a fun and challenging course like African Drumming! Thank you for your help!

Ms. House
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 400 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Professional African Djembe • Woodwind and Brasswind $129.99 5 $649.95

Materials cost

$649.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$53.62

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$743.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$131.17

Total project goal

$874.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$874.49

4 Donors

-$547.62

Donations toward project cost

-$521.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.34

match offer

-$261.22

Match offer toward project cost

-$222.04

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.18

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$65.65

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$0.00

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