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Ms. Scheeler from Letcher KY is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Me Raise Some Trumpet Players!

My students need more instruments and these plastic trumpets are an affordable way to get more instruments into their hands.

  • $418 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My band students are mostly from poor families that can barely afford food and clothing, much less school supplies or instruments. We live in an extremely rural area and although my students dream of going places, without tools that can help them learn, they will not succeed.

Amazingly, they have some of the biggest, most caring hearts I have ever seen.

They work with each other, talk through their problems and everyone of them has a desire to do the best that they can.

My Project

We have very old trumpets in our band program. The valves stick, the slides haven't worked for over ten years, and some spit valves are missing. Utilizing the plastic trumpet is an affordable way that my students can play working instruments. These trumpets will be used by children who otherwise can't afford an instrument.

I hate turning children away from playing the trumpet.

It's a very popular instrument, and very important to the concert band. Adding these two requested plastic trumpets to our band means that more students will be able to play trumpet and succeed. I have had many students who are disheartened because they do not have a good working instrument to perform on.

Ms. Scheeler
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ATR-1301 Aere Series Plastic Bb Trumpet • Woodwind and Brasswind $159.99 2 $319.98

Materials cost

$319.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$354.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.61

Total project goal

$417.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$417.39

2 Donors

-$392.39

Donations toward project cost

-$333.53

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.86

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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