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Mrs. Link from Harrisburg PA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Euphonium Euphoria!

My students need to experience the sound of a balanced ensemble, and low instruments like the euphonium are essential for producing that sound.

  • $2,422 goal

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My Students

My students come to my room armed with large noisemakers. Their first sounds resemble flocks of geese, but eventually, they start making music. As an elementary band teacher, I teach them the basics of sound production and music reading so that they can experience the joy of creating music.

A large percentage of my students are below the poverty line, and as such, they often can't afford their own instruments.

My school has a few instruments on hand to lend out, but demand for instruments is greater than the supply. Despite the challenges my students face in their lives outside of school, they enthusiastically sign up for band every year. I would love to be able to reach more of them but to do that, I need more instruments!

My Project

My students need a variety of instruments to borrow, to make their first experience in band enjoyable. Students are much more likely to keep playing an instrument that they feel a connection with. While flute and clarinet are both quality (and cheaper) instruments, not every student enjoys those sounds.

For some students, a low-sounding instrument like the euphonium is a perfect fit!

Low-sounding instruments are very important to producing a strong band ensemble sound, so a student who chooses the euphonium in fourth grade will be set for a strong future in a band where their contributions are always needed and important. Additionally, the euphonium is a very approachable instrument, making it a good fit for many students with special needs or physical disabilities.

Mrs. Link
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
YEP-201 Series 3-Valve Euphonium • Woodwind and Brasswind $1,997.99 1 $1,997.99

Materials cost

$1,997.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$29.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,057.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$363.17

Total project goal

$2,421.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,421.13

4 Donors

-$2,416.72

Donations toward project cost

-$2,057.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$358.76

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

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$0.00

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