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Mr. Carmack from Columbus GA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Tune Up Our Orchestra!

My students need tuners, seat straps, rosin and cello bows for our orchestra program.

  • $519 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a very talented and diverse group who are energized to learn and continue learning how to play their instruments. Our school places the performing arts high on its priority list because of the positive impact that they can have on students' academic and social lives. These students want to grow as musicians and attain a high level of performance.

Help my students reach their full potential in band and orchestra by having instruments that work.

Anybody who has ever had a car or other equipment that didn't work well knows how frustrating it can be. Help us make music!

My Project

Anybody who has ever played any kind of instrument knows it can be frustrating to have parts of your instrument that don't always work. Many students have problems with their instruments sliding on the floor, bows not working, and having difficulty using the few tuners we have for class. My students need tuners, seat straps, rosin, and cello bows to help us perform at our best. These donations will help students across multiple grade levels reach their full potential in orchestra. They are enthusiastic about learning to play a string instrument, and this will only fuel that enthusiasm as we take our orchestra to the next level.

Mr. Carmack
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SP-2 Plus Instrument Tuner • Woodwind and Brasswind $19.99 10 $199.90
FG Standard Series Fiberglass Composite Cello Bow • Woodwind and Brasswind $49.99 2 $99.98
Double Bass Endpin Anchor • Woodwind and Brasswind $19.99 1 $19.99
Cello Endpin Anchor • Woodwind and Brasswind $17.99 1 $17.99
Violin/Viola Rosin • Woodwind and Brasswind $2.99 6 $17.94
GL-3914 Cello Rosin • Woodwind and Brasswind $5.99 2 $11.98
Bass Rosin • Woodwind and Brasswind $10.99 1 $10.99

Materials cost

$378.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.14

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$440.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.75

Total project goal

$518.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$518.34

1 Donor

-$518.34

Donations toward project cost

-$440.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$77.75

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$0.00

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