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Mrs. Love from San Jose CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Erase the Dents in Our Musical Instruments!

Help me give my students musical instruments that look and work like they are brand-new.

  • $580 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a vibrant Title I middle school in San Jose, with almost 500 students in grades 6-8. We are a close-knit community, with many of our families having lived in this area for several years.

We are a small district, with 3 elementary schools, one middle school and one K-8 school.

Our teachers, staff, parents and community do our very best to bring the best educational experience to all of our students.

My Project

Getting together to play music, even virtually, has been a bright spot for myself and my Band students. Almost all of our students are borrowing instruments, free of charge, from our district. Our instruments are aging, but high quality: I liken them to "classic cars" that run great, but most could use a little restoration. Distance learning has offered me the opportunity to set up a repair workshop at home to revamp our instrument inventory and return our broken instruments back to working order.

Thanks to donations from Donors Choose donors, I have been able to repair all of our clarinets and am now ready to restore our flute and trumpet mouthpiece collection.

After years of being dropped on the floor, rolling out the dents from our flute and trumpet mouthpieces will greatly improve the look and sound of our instruments.

A vise, mandrel and roller will allow me to roll-out the dents in our flute and trumpet mouthpieces, so they will not only look better, but fit better into our instruments.

It's difficult to watch a student have to sit out from playing when their instrument isn't working properly.

By keeping our spare inventory in good repair, I will always have a few extras to lend-out to students while I repair their old one. Please help us to purchase the supplies we need to repair our inventory and keep these instruments available for even more students to use. Thank you for helping to keep the music playing!

Mrs. Love
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 25 students.

12 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
L42 Dent Rod Holding Vise • Ferees Tools Inc. $191.95 1 $191.95
P1 Precision Flute Roller • Ferees Tools Inc. $131.45 1 $131.45
N75 Flute Head Mandrels • Ferees Tools Inc. $38.53 1 $38.53
N15 Mouthpiece Shank Arbor • Ferees Tools Inc. $33.93 1 $33.93
L73 & L74 Sanimist disinfectant • Ferees Tools Inc. $7.48 3 $22.44

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