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Mr. Berckes from Lancaster CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Endeavour Theatre Arts Club: Keeping the Drama On Stage!

My students need 2 speakers for the stage we use for our drama class/club. We plan to put on several plays that require the use of pre-recorded sounds.

  • $544 goal

This project expired on January 30, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

One of people's greatest fears is speaking in public. Our Theatre Arts Club helps kids overcome those fears by giving them the opportunity to perform full length plays on stage. Our current stage is beautiful, but lacks a quality sound system.

Our students come from a diverse background, all shapes and sizes.

They are highly motivated, and love performing. At the middle school age, they are craving acceptance from their peers, and the Theatre Arts Club gives them the confidence they need to succeed in all situations. The students in our program love performing, but are limited based on the resources we have access to. In California, the education budget in our district alone was slashed 11 million dollars, cutting student days, and teacher stipends. The Theatre Arts Club is one of the few clubs that kids can turn to in the face of our budget crisis. Despite all that, the kids shine in every performance.

My Project

Using the speakers as part of the sound system will allow the shows the kids put on to have more of a rich tone, as well as allow pre-recorded music and sound effects to be used to enhance the overall theatre experience for not only the kids, but the audience as well. The students will learn how to hook up sound systems, and the purposes of using quality sound for dramatic presentations.

Theatre is slowly becoming a lost form of entertainment in this digital age.

Kids are spending more and more time in front of video games and movies, and less time being active. Theatre is a hands-on, professional form of entertainment that builds community, and builds confidence in the kids. Overall, theatre helps build up the future by allowing kids to be creative, and drive up their confidence with each show.

Mr. Berckes
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sennheiser SMS52T 5 25 2 Way Surface Mount 70 100V Loudspeaker • CDW Inc. $177.00 2 $354.00

Materials cost

$354.00

Vendor shipping charges

$35.40

State sales tax

$32.39

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$462.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.55

Total project goal

$543.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$543.65

6 Donors

-$206.99

Donations toward project cost

-$175.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.04

match offer

-$336.65

Match offer toward project cost

-$286.15

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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