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Mr. Hamlett from Washington DC is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Elementary's First Horn Ensemble!

Help me give my students trumpets and trombones to begin their introduction to horns with a brass band. Horns are the next phase of their musical development as we’ve primarily focused on percussion instruments and keyboard. We hope to add woodwinds later!

  • $1,553 goal

This project expired on April 22, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My young budding musicians are energetic, fun, creative, and call one of the two most impoverished and underserved wards of DC “home”. They are enthusiastic about the music program we’ve built thusfar this year. They have produced three performances for the school and community, celebrating Hispanic heritage, Native American culture, and academic achievements at school. From non-verbal communicators diagnosed on the spectrum to our most fluent readers, every student takes and enjoys music at my elementary school. We dance, clap, sing, and create and learn rhythms and how to read music and produce different tones - they've mastered these concepts and the oldest are ready to take their talents to a new level!

My Project

These trumpets and trombones are intended for use by my fourth and fifth grade students, the oldest of the plethora of talent in their Title I school. This is my first year at the school and subsequently the first time they’ve had an instrumental music program and they are thrilled to find how much talent they have unlocked. The students have also expressed an anticipation of playing concert band instruments as I had requested some from the school at the beginning of the year, though these were never granted to us as the money was redirected. As a professional jazz brass player, I am eager to pique their musical curiosities by facilitating their music experience on a deeper and more technical level so that they are prepared as they move into middle school.

Mr. Hamlett
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 68 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ATR-1301 Aere Series Plastic Bb Trumpet • Woodwind and Brasswind $159.99 4 $639.96
ATB100 Aere Series Plastic Trombone • Woodwind and Brasswind $139.99 4 $559.96

Materials cost

$1,199.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$72.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$18.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,319.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$232.93

Total project goal

$1,552.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,552.85

5 Donors

-$1,542.85

Donations toward project cost

-$1,311.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$231.43

match offer

-$10.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$8.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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