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Mr. Israelsen from Anchorage AK is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fix the Drum Kit!

Help me give my students parts to complete a drum set! We recently got an old incomplete drum kit; it needs a new drum head, hi hat cymbals, and a floor tom to be complete.

  • $317 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our students love making music; our music room is creative, energetic, and is eager for more. We make this space a place to learn more than music - we express ourselves through song, dance, instruments, and projects.

The music room is full of smiles, laughter, and students learning through creative play.

We make time every lesson to create songs, improvise melodies, and express ourselves through dance. We grow by rigorous learning and lots of creative exploration.

I want to keep adding instruments and tools to my room so that my classroom can remain awesome!

My Project

Recently, I acquired parts of a drum set. This drum set needs repair, but has a lot of potential! We have some avid drummers at my school that want to share their talents, and many students who want to learn drums like their peers. This kit can be used for both our Choir and our music classes.

Replacement parts will fix the drum kit, and make it a powerful tool for learning in the music classroom.

The drum kit won't work for students if it is broken and missing crucial pieces. Having a complete drum kit empowers us to learn how to play and compose hip hop, rock, folk, and other music styles we love.

Without cymbals, the hi hat makes no sound! Our current tom sounds like a bucket and needs some love to sound resonant. We need a floor tom so that we can have those wonderful drum fills, too. Help us rock out and make groovy beats.

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

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Stage Custom Birch Floor Tom • Woodwind and Brasswind $149.99 1 $149.99
HCS Hi-Hat Cymbal Pair • Woodwind and Brasswind $64.99 1 $64.99
EC2 SST Clear Batter Drumhead • Woodwind and Brasswind $16.99 1 $16.99

Materials cost

$231.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$3.48

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$268.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.46

Total project goal

$316.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$316.39

4 Donors

-$223.20

Donations toward project cost

-$189.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.48

match offer

-$93.19

Match offer toward project cost

-$79.21

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.98

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$0.00

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