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Mr. Steen from Seattle WA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Evergreen Marching Band Bass Drums

Help me give my students bass drums for our marching band and percussion program.

  • $2,504 goal

This project expired on September 1, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Evergreen High School students come from a diverse background. We have 85% of our students receiving free or reduced price breakfast and lunch. There are over 20 languages spoken at Evergreen and students come from around the world. For many students English is there second language.

Our marching band used to be the heart and soul of the school and then they broke up the school into 3 schools for many years and the band program was almost non-existent.

Now we are restarting the marching program but we don't have any bass drums.

My Project

Our music students and our whole school will benefit from having a great marching band by increasing music learning and creating an amazing school climate and spirit for our community and school.

Music is the foundation of the soul, it teaches us how to live and feel, it lifts us up, soothes our spirit and uniquely and profoundly increases cognitive growth and understanding.

This project will give our students the musical instruments to be able to practice, rehearse and perform a marching band show.

They will be able to utilize previous musical knowledge to further their music reading and understanding. Using these drums the students will learn rhythms, tempo, musical phrasing and how to care for and tune marching bass drums.

In rehearsal and performance students will also use the drums to coordinate marching drill and pep concerts for our athletic teams, pep rallies and assemblies. They will work with other music students who are playing other drums and band instruments to coordinate a complete band performance. Our hope is to eventually also use the drums to perform at marching festivals and competitions in and out of state.

Mr. Steen
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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18 donors18 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 45 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Quantum Bass Drum • Woodwind and Brasswind $574.99 1 $574.99
Quantum Bass Drum • Woodwind and Brasswind $499.99 1 $499.99
Quantum Bass Drum • Woodwind and Brasswind $434.99 1 $434.99
Quantum Bass Drum • Woodwind and Brasswind $392.99 1 $392.99

Materials cost

$1,902.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$166.51

3rd party payment processing fee

$28.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,128.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$375.53

Total project goal

$2,503.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,503.54

17 Donors

-$1,734.86

Donations toward project cost

-$1,593.11

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$141.75

match offer

-$629.33

Match offer toward project cost

-$534.93

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$94.40

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$139.39

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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