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Mr. Milford from Decatur GA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Drums, the Heartbeat of the Band!

Help me give my students percussion instruments to be successful in our after-school band with a percussion section!

  • $342 goal

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My Students

My students walk into the band room every day excited and ready to learn and advance music! My students are determined to be the number one band in the country. Every week, we say it to get all of the students motivated to perform and play!

Our school's band population represents over 80 countries!

Many of my students use school-owned instruments, which are all in much needed repair or are beyond the repairing and just need to be replaced. My students continue to perform on these instruments and love it!

They are strong academic students and look to find balance through co-curricular course offerings such as music. They are young, vibrant personalities that enjoy attending school because of the many opportunities that are presented within.

My Project

The band at our school has taken off! Students are telling their friend and younger siblings that band is a fun and great activity to be a part of! Unfortunately, with more students comes a higher need for instruments and equipment.

Our school is about 55% free and reduced lunch.

So, about half of the students in the band cannot afford their own instruments. With the drums and cymbals instruments alone, it will help more students be able to participate in a worthwhile activity. I already have a couple of students signed up for the 2018-2019 school year whose parents have already said they can not afford the instrument. Is there anything I can do? I would like to make it happens and give them the chance to make music!

Mr. Milford
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Birch Marching Quads with Carrier 8/10/12/13 • Woodwind and Brasswind $239.99 1 $239.99

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