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Mr. Tran from Fort Myers FL is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Drumming on a Cajon, Supporting our Voices

Help me give my students a cajon to accompany pieces at singing events and concerts! A cajon is portable so we can use at performances in the community, not just in our auditorium!

  • $327 goal

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My Students

I teach vocal techniques which is my freshman girls choir. I also teach Greenwave and Soundwave choirs which are audition based. I teach Music Theory, IB Music and I have a special audition only after school choir called Chamber Ensemble.

My various choirs also compete in Music Performance Assessments within District 18 of the Florida Bandmasters Association.

We have had vocalists win on both the county and state level as well.

This is my second year teaching at Fort Myers High School. I'm honored to continue the traditions that began back in 1911. I have a Masters Degree in Choral Conducting and Composing. I write many songs which also saves us additional money by not having to purchase as much music. This past fall I assisted with the Greenwave Marching Band.

Our choirs have been invited to perform in many community events recently. This includes Daughters of the Revolution Constitutional Celebration, Athletic Games to sing the National Anthem, Food Pantry Annual Fundraisers, local private events and much more.

My Project

Often times music is enhanced with a drum beat or rhythmic element. The cajon is a portable, versatile drum that can provide this support. This instrument would be used to enhance our performances both large and small with its ease of transportation and variety of sounds it can create.

Every concert we sing usually has a piece that requires a percussion accompaniment.

The trouble we have is transporting the various percussion items we need. With a cajon, we would not run into this issue as it can replicate many of the sounds made by other drums, and it is easy to transport and set-up because it does not need additional attachments like a stand.

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

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 250 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Artisan Edition Birch Wood String Cajon • Woodwind and Brasswind $199.99 1 $199.99
PCDR NEW 150-199 36 MONTH ADH REPLACEMENT PLAN • Woodwind and Brasswind $43.99 1 $43.99

Materials cost

$243.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$277.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.00

Total project goal

$326.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$326.64

12 Donors

-$240.17

Donations toward project cost

-$212.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.90

match offer

-$76.91

Match offer toward project cost

-$65.37

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.54

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.56

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$0.00

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