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Mrs. Whittle from Indianapolis IN is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Drumming Up Community!

My students need a set of three nested Remo tubano drums in order to give more students access to classroom percussion instruments.

  • $537 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a high poverty background and are faced with many challenges outside of the classroom. They are most amazing students I could ever ask for. My students love music and they never fail to astonish me with their creativity!

Every student plays a part in our success - whether that student is an initiator and leader, or an observer and encourager.

Each student's role is respected and celebrated.

The goal in my classroom is to create a safe, supportive environment where everyone has access to drums and other instruments in order to create and perform music.

My Project

Drumming is a fun way for students to experience music, regardless of grade level. When students are learning and creating percussion pieces, a sense of community is developed - everyone is working for the common goal of a well performed piece of music. It is my hope to acquire enough Remo Tubano drums to have a full drum circle to further help build community in the Music classroom.

Drumming is a way for students to gain sensory input and work out feelings in a healthy, productive way.

Many of my students have been affected by trauma, insecurity of basic needs, and other environmental obstacles. Drumming helps them to begin to feel a sense of calm. For students who experience trauma, the sense of community built by creating and performing music together can help students feel calmer and more connected to others.

Mrs. Whittle
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Versa Drum Tubano Tall Nested Pack • Woodwind and Brasswind $419.99 1 $419.99

Materials cost

$419.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$456.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.52

Total project goal

$536.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$536.81

7 Donors

-$536.81

Donations toward project cost

-$456.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$80.52

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$0.00

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