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Mr. Chambless from Kissimmee FL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Get up Stand Up and Play!

My students need 3 microphone stands, 4 packs of acoustic guitar strings, and a single electric string pack.

  • $155 goal

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I am a High school Math teacher of grades 9-12 in a school that is a low income based, high need community.

During this school year I noticed that I had a lot of students who were very passionate for music but had no where to express it due to increasing budget cuts in schools and especially the arts. Yes they have some band classes, but most students do not want to play clarinet or trumpet, etc...because they see no point in it. The people they see making a living out of music sing, rap, or play more popular musical instruments such as the guitar, bass, keyboard, or drums. The major problem is that they have no money or resources to get these instruments or the accessories or a place to practice and learn. I give them a place to practice and learn but even by allowing them to use all of my own personal equipment I cannot come close to supplying all of my students with what they need. These strings and the winder will help keep their instruments maintained and playable, while the stands will make it possible for them to record.

The solution to this problem has many parts: The first part has already been supplied because I am giving them a healthy encouraging environment in which to learn, practice, and network. The second part is that these students need equipment that they cannot afford. These students who were nothing but excited about the idea of having an opportunity to express themselves musically, start to get discouraged from coming when there are no supplies to be had. We are trying to do some recording to help prepare them if they want to go to college so study audio engineering. This equipment will be everything we need. With these microphones stands, strings, and string winder we can finally start to record and begin these young students’ musical careers while keeping their instruments in good working order!

Your help will ensure that my students get the full potential to make the best of this opportunity to learn how to really use music once they graduate high school. Your contribution could lead to the forming of the next great recording artist who might have never been had it not been for the donated music equipment that kept them motivated to keep going. Things like this give students a sense of purpose, self-confidence, and a sense of belonging that many have never experienced before. If we can teach the students something real that they can use in life is that not as worthwhile if not possibly more worthwhile than their regular academics. There are trade schools for many different vocations, but very few to make better professional musicians for tomorrow. You could help change that. Your donation could help make mold today’s students into what could be your favorite group in the future.

Mr. Chambless
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SW1 String Winder (Standard) • Woodwind & Brasswind $5.99 1 $5.99
MSP4100 Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Strings (Standard) • Woodwind & Brasswind $5.49 4 $21.96
ProLine MS112 Desk Boom Mic Stand (Standard) • Woodwind & Brasswind $29.99 1 $29.99
Tripod Mic Stand with Telescoping Boom (Black) • Woodwind & Brasswind $19.99 2 $39.98
Nickel Wound Single String (5-Pack .046) • Woodwind & Brasswind $7.49 1 $7.49

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