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Mr. Sensor from Du Bois PA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Me Create a Virtual Drumline!

My students need a copy of virtual drumline software to use with music writing software.

  • $279 goal

This project expired on May 28, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Computers are now the primary means of composing and arranging music, and with proper software, it is possible to create extremely realistic sounding audio examples from computerized music.

We have been using Finale (a music composition software platform) for several years to create music for our groups.

Percussion instruments are the most versatile as far as the variety of different sounds available, as well as the sheer number of possible tones that can be produced. Our students are quite advanced in their abilities to perform complex percussion music, and often when we write music for them we have to have them "guess" what it will sound like because of limitations in the music software we currently possess.

My Project

By acquiring the new "virtual drumline" software, we can now create music that will sound exactly like what we intend it to sound like. This will allow students and designers alike to give the students the best possible aural model of what we intend the performed music to sound like. Technology is a brave new frontier in education. we all want our students to have an "edge" in this highly competitive world... therefore we need to work to acquire the best tools for our students to use to achieve success. In music, it is no different.

I have had some very talented students over the years and some have gone on to careers in music.

I have always tried to get the best technology for them to use so that they can have some experience with it, and hopefully give them a leg up when they enter the workforce.

Mr. Sensor
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 69 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Virtual Drumline 2.5 Marching and Concert Percussion Software Instrument • Woodwind & Brasswind $199.00 1 $199.00

Materials cost

$199.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$236.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.82

Total project goal

$278.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$278.80

3 Donors

-$137.64

Donations toward project cost

-$118.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.15

match offer

-$139.40

Match offer toward project cost

-$118.49

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.91

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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