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Mr. Melerski from Kirkland WA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hear the Bells! Hear the Bells!

Help me give my students a musical experience they will remember for a lifetime.

  • $578 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach elementary general music in a suburb of Seattle, an area of the country where the tech industry is continuing to expand. As the neighbourhoods and surrounding communities grow in population, the needs of local schools are also coming to the forefront.

I teach quite a diverse group of students with various musical talents and skills.

The student population at my school is made up of Washington natives, as well as newcomers to the Pacific Northwest from other states and countries.

My students already love playing BOOMwhackers and other percussion instruments. They are craving more instrument experiences and this could be the next big joy for them.

My Project

I loved my time playing and performing in a hand bell choir back home. I want to share this experience with my students now.

Learning how to play hand bells is an exciting way for students to make music, practice and improve hand/eye coordination, and work as a team to create a beautiful sound.

With percussion instruments students learn the basics of steady beat and rhythm. They also learn to work independently and as a team to build musicianship and socialization.

Offering students another outlet for performance is another way I can help to build their musical skills as well as their confidence and self-esteem.

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 550 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kids Play 13-Note Chromatic Handbells • Amazon Business $69.68 6 $418.08

Materials cost

$418.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$36.58

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$490.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.63

Total project goal

$577.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$577.56

5 Donors

-$502.56

Donations toward project cost

-$427.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.37

Matching donations from our partners

-$75.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

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$0.00

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