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Mr. S. from Brooklyn NY is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Drums for my drummers

The cost of 8 snare drums and carrier is $2595, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $2,595 goal

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I am a high school social studies teacher at a school in Brooklyn, NY. I started a drum line this year to teach students the technique and discipline necessary for marching percussion. While the school has a fledgling music program, and the music teacher has been extremely supportive of my program, there is little quality percussion at the school, and no marching percussion. Therefore, we practice on chairs, and use mismatched equipment for our shows. The students' dedication is shown by the fact that our "chair practice" hasn't deterred them one bit; they come each week, on their own time, hungry to play and learn. In order to move this to the next level, and play shows that the students can really be proud of, I would like to order "real" marching percussion. The equipment is not cheap (which is why I am breaking this proposal into several parts), but quality equipment pays for itself in the long run; with good care, these drums should last 10 years or more. I am a strong believer that music can be an enormously beneficial part of a student's life. Playing on a drum line teaches creativity, discipline, goal-setting and teamwork. With quality equipment, the payoffs will be even greater. Thanks!

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

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This project will reach 12 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pearl Competitor Series Marching Snare Drum • Woodwind and Brasswind $167.00 8 $1,336.00
Pearl CSC1 Competitor Snare Drum Carrier • Woodwind and Brasswind $67.00 8 $536.00

Materials cost

$1,872.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$2,127.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$467.10

Total project goal

$2,595.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,595.00

2 Donors

-$2,134.51

Donations toward project cost

-$2,128.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.78

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$461.50

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$0.00

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