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Mr. Straight from Hazelwood MO is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Gong for Our Band Song!

Help me give my students some quality percussion to help them grow as musicians. The gong is an essential part of the Concert Band sound, and is integral part of many compositions.

  • $686 goal

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My Students

The students in my band program have a real passion for exploring and engaging with instruments. My goal is to increase the amount and quality of the instruments in my class to meet the student's need.

The students come from an underserved community in Ferguson, MO, and require peer cooperation to grow.

This is a new school and is lacking many essential instruments needed to run a successful program. My hope is that I can return to the next year with the needed instruments so I can give these talented students the band experience they deserve. Thank you for your consideration and your support of music in the schools.

My Project

The percussion section of a Concert Band is the icing on the cake for the overall Band sound.

With your help, we can provide these talented kids the quality equipment they need to be successful.

The gong is an important part of the percussion section, and will be used in rehearsal and in student performances.

The STEAM Academy is only in its second year, and we are working towards building a powerful Band program; however, we are in desperate need of equipment for our students. My percussionist are working with the bare minimum, and I am wanting them to have the full Band experience. Thank you very much for your generosity!

Mr. Straight
Grades 6-8
Nearly all 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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Materials Cost Quantity Total
24" Symphonic Gong • Woodwind and Brasswind $339.99 1 $339.99
61005 22 Through 34" Gong Stand • Woodwind and Brasswind $169.99 1 $169.99
Gong Mallets • Woodwind and Brasswind $34.77 1 $34.77

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