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Ms. Majors from Louisville IL is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Drumming to the Beat of the World

My students need a djembe drum to help them experience music of other countries.

  • $245 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 3-5 grade students love to make music. One of their favorite activities is playing instruments! I would like to expose my students to the music of other cultures.

I have a large number of students in each class, and I believe they all should have a hands-on experience with world drumming.

I teach K-12 grade general music, band and choir in a rural Title I school district in Southern/Central Illinois. My elementary class sizes range from 30 to nearly 60 students. 30 percent of them receive free/reduced lunch. The majority of students come from farming families.

My Project

My students need a djembe drum to expand our world drumming collection and accommodate our large class sizes. My class sizes range from 30 to nearly 60 students at a time. We have gradually grown our world drumming instruments this school year but do not have enough djembes or tubano drums. Currently, 3-4 students have to share a djembe or tubano drum at a time. This is not ideal for learning, and cuts down on the amount of time we can spend on making music. As we continue exploring music from other countries, it would be beneficial to have another djembe drum.

Research has shown that drumming helps reduce stress, and due to many of my students' backgrounds, it is an important outlet.

Ms. Majors
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apex Djembe • Woodwind and Brasswind $174.99 1 $174.99

Materials cost

$174.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$207.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.64

Total project goal

$244.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$244.25

2 Donors

-$122.12

Donations toward project cost

-$103.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.32

match offer

-$122.13

Match offer toward project cost

-$103.81

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.32

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$0.00

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