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Dr. Fortna from East Orange NJ is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

DWI General Music

Help me give my students unpitched percussion instruments to help make music come to life!

  • $701 goal

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My Students

Our school is designated as an institute for finance and entrepreneurship. To succeed in both of these areas we need to cultivate a child's imagination. Students at our school are ready develop and use their imaginations and to absorb, create, and perform the arts through music, movement, and storytelling. To assist in realizing this, the students are in need of several unpitched percussion instruments. These instruments will help our storytelling come to life! Thank you for helping our students realize their potential.

My Project

Imagine Van Gough's Starry Night or Kandinsky's Watercolour No. 6. Both are exceptional works with vibrant colors and striking images. Now imagine the story a child could tell using those images as an impetus. What would the story be and what would it sound like? Using several unpitched percussion instruments, our students can develop their imaginations through musical exploration and tell their story inspired by these paintings and others. This type of imaginative work helps students become stronger readers and well as competent musicians. My students will use these instruments in the general music classroom and in live performance for years to come.

Dr. Fortna
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 500 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rhythm Kit Packages • Woodwind and Brasswind $119.99 2 $239.98
Medium Table Top Chimes • Woodwind and Brasswind $69.99 1 $69.99
Plastic 36-Piece Egg Shakers • Woodwind and Brasswind $44.13 1 $44.13
Medium Agogo Bell • Woodwind and Brasswind $18.99 2 $37.98
Ergonomic Tambourine • Woodwind and Brasswind $33.12 1 $33.12
Finger Cymbals • Woodwind and Brasswind $5.50 4 $22.00
Kids Clatterpillar • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.99 2 $19.98
Sonic Energy Flower of Life Energy Chime • Woodwind and Brasswind $19.90 1 $19.90
Wood Frog Guiro • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.98 2 $17.96
Round Tick Tock Block • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.79 2 $17.58
Clave Pair • Woodwind and Brasswind $3.39 4 $13.56
Foot Tambourine • Woodwind and Brasswind $10.60 1 $10.60
Spring Drum Thunder Tube • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.95 1 $9.95

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