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Mr. Batsios from Detroit MI is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Supply our JRK Band

Help me give my students the supplies required to participate in our band program. Reeds, mouthpieces, and other materials are needed but not supplied by the school.

  • $599 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are eager to explore the possibilities that music has to offer, and if given the right resources, they can learn and perform at extremely high levels. Our students are diverse in their backgrounds and skills, but each and every one of them deserve an opportunity at a quality music education. Our school services over 900 students, and many come from low-income families and receive free or reduced-price lunch. Despite the challenges our students face, they greet each and every day with enthusiasm and optimism.

My Project

All of these reeds, mouthpieces, and other supplies will go directly to our band students so they can create music as an ensemble. These supplies are required in order to play an instrument; however our school does not provide the equipment for students. In order for students to get a real band class experience, they either have to provide these materials themselves or rely on fundraising or other forms of charity. Many of our students come from low-income families, and the costs of these supplies make participating in band class prohibitive. However, with your generous donation, we can ensure that all students have an opportunity to create music no matter their economic background.

Mr. Batsios
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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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Trombone Mouthpieces with Small Shank • Woodwind and Brasswind $36.85 4 $147.40
Tuba and Sousaphone Mouthpieces • Woodwind and Brasswind $69.95 1 $69.95
Alto Saxophone Reeds • Woodwind and Brasswind $23.99 2 $47.98
Baritone Saxophone Reeds, Box of 10 • Woodwind and Brasswind $38.99 1 $38.99
Bb Clarinet Reeds, Box of 10 • Woodwind and Brasswind $18.99 2 $37.98
Reedgard IV for Clarinet or Alto Saxophone • Woodwind and Brasswind $5.99 6 $35.94
Tenor Saxophone Reeds, Box of 10 • Woodwind and Brasswind $34.99 1 $34.99
Alto Saxophone Reeds • Woodwind and Brasswind $23.99 1 $23.99
Bb Clarinet Reeds, Box of 10 • Woodwind and Brasswind $18.99 1 $18.99
Mi-T-Mist Mouthpiece Cleaner Economy Size • Woodwind and Brasswind $7.99 1 $7.99
Brass Mouthpiece Brush • Woodwind and Brasswind $2.49 3 $7.47

Materials cost

$471.67

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$508.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.78

Total project goal

$598.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$598.53

8 Donors

-$589.71

Donations toward project cost

-$508.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$80.96

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$0.00

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