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Mr. Swasey from Austin TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Guitar and Mariachi Students Need Instruments and Supplies

Help me give my students music, instruments and the supplies needed to maintain a productive music classroom.

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My Students

The Middle School Classical Guitar program that I direct is a program full of discovery, expression, musicianship, and camaraderie. It's a community, school, and cultural tradition that the students take pride in.

We are a title one school, with a high percentage of Hispanic students, mostly of Mexican heritage, and our performers take pride in communicating their emotions to others through beautiful music making.

One thing that I appreciate and respect the most is how students in my classroom find their voices through the camaraderie and support of the other students in the program.

My Project

Maintaining a productive musical space is a challenge for every music director. There are countless supplies that need replenishing and instruments that need to be repaired and or replaces constantly. This project is attended to address a variety of needs in my classroom, including but not limited to; technology upgrades, a smaller sized guitar for a student with smaller hands, a monitor speakers for our Mariachi singers, new music books for Mariachi, and general classroom supplies.

My students are already excited about the implications that these new materials will have, and just the thought of them has created a really nice novel energy in my classes.

Mr. Swasey
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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This project will reach 16 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mackie Thump12A - 1300W 12" Powered Loudspeaker • Amazon Business $289.00 1 $289.00
Cordoba Cadete 3/4 Size Acoustic Nylon String Classical Guitar • Amazon Business $276.21 1 $276.21
Wacom - Intuos Wireless Graphic Tablet (Small) with 3 Bonus Software included - Black • Best Buy Education $78.75 1 $78.75
LaBella GUI Guitarron Strings • Amazon Business $24.88 2 $49.76
On-Stage FS7850B Guitar Foot Rest • Amazon Business $9.95 3 $29.85
128F - Mariachi Mastery Songbook - Score / Partitura • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
LaBella VM300 Viheula de Mexico Strings • Amazon Business $10.39 2 $20.78
128TP - Mariachi Mastery Songbook - Bb Trumpets / Trompetas 1 & 2 • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
128VN - Mariachi Mastery Songbook - Violins / Violines 1 & 2 • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
128G - Mariachi Mastery Songbook - Armonia (Guitar & Vihuela) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
128B - Mariachi Mastery Songbook - Guitarron (Cello & Bass / Chelo & Contrabajo) • Amazon Business $10.09 1 $10.09

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