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Mr. Morrison from Indianapolis IN is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Give Us a Hand(Drum)!

My students need a set of hand drums to help them have more active musical experiences.

  • $573 goal

This project expired on November 29, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is part of a very large, urban school district with a very diverse student population. We are a dual language Spanish Immersion magnet, in which all students in the school receive half of their instruction in English and half of their instruction in Spanish.

Our building is rich with cultural diversity where 75% of students receive free or reduced price lunch.

The student body is composed of 73% Hispanic, 13.8% Black, 4.7% Multiracial, and 7.3% White students.

As the music teacher, I am fortunate to have every student (K-6) in my classroom throughout the week. Their enthusiasm and creativity in music class is what makes me excited about my job.

My Project

Active student engagement is central to any music classroom. It is always my goal to give my students as many opportunities to create and respond to music through a wide variety of mediums. Playing instruments and movement are central to achieving that goal.

With a drum in their hand, students will be able to COMBINE musical MOVEMENT with music CREATION and break into range of NEW POSSIBILITIES!

These drums lend themselves to collaboration with a partner, teamwork as a class, or individual exploration.

I believe that if we expect high standards of our students, they deserve to work with high quality materials. While there are many options for hand drums available on the market, these are the "gold standard" for elementary music classrooms. They are sturdy instruments that should last for many years, but they also produce a quality sound worthy of these young musicians.

Mr. Morrison
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 290 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fiberskyn Frame Drum • Woodwind and Brasswind $23.95 11 $263.45
Fiberskyn Frame Drum • Woodwind and Brasswind $16.95 11 $186.45

Materials cost

$449.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$486.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.88

Total project goal

$572.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$572.53

8 Donors

-$518.11

Donations toward project cost

-$444.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.96

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.42

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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