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Ms. Johnston from Worcester MA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students a new Bose sound system for their stage so they will be able to be heard in their speaking and singing performances.

  • $2,090 goal

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My Students

My students are from an inner city school system. Our city is very diverse with families from all over the world, these are the families you will find in my schools. My children are talented, full of energy with a curious desire to learn. They love to sing and perform for their peers and families.

During the year you can find them practicing their songs and motions for their Holiday and Memorial Day shows.

Some years they even danced as well as sang for the Multicultural Festival held at our school. Many exciting programs have passed through our stage, grade 6 promotional programs, Kindergarten graduations, lip sync contests, talent shows, retirement celebrations where the children have sang and performed for staff that were leaving, just to name a few.

My Project

My music students in grades K-6 have several performances they put on throughout the year where a sound system is necessary. The sound system is needed for the audience to hear the children as well as the children to hear their own voices, the keyboard or other recorded accompaniments. Our present sound system has many cords and wires to run and hook up which can be time consuming and can be a safety issue when they have to pass in front of the stage or when our programs are outside. Our Memorial Day Concert is outside around the flagpole as well as our grade 6 promotional ceremony. Having outdoor concerts are challenging with road traffic, electrical cords, and an airport nearby.

This project will allow my students to walk safely to their place on stage or outside without tripping on cords.

As a music teacher with no free time, I will be able to set up the new system quickly and easily transport it to the needed location. Presently we do not have any microphone stands, the students will definitely benefit from them because I can spread them out at each end of the stage which will help them hear each other especially when I have them singing in parts. Most importantly, when our programs are outside the microphones that will now be in front of them and speakers will help everyone hear the music, voices, and keyboard that will be hooked up to the mixer as well. In the past some of our programs have been broadcasted on our local cable tv channel with the new Bose sound system, mixer, speaker, and microphones, I have not doubt that our audience and children will benefit from the clear, audible sound of the new Bose System for years to come.

Ms. Johnston
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bose L1 Compact with Carry Case • Amazon Business $999.00 1 $999.00
Bose T4S ToneMatch Mixer with Microphone, Cable, EZEE Bundle! • Amazon Business $609.95 1 $609.95
Pyle Compact Base Black Microphone Stand - Mic Holder Adjustable Height from 33.5" to 60.24'' High w/ Telescoping Boom Arm Length at 33.46” - Solid Die Cast Base Ultra-Light for Easy Transport PMKS5 • Amazon Business $20.63 2 $41.26
Bose T1 ToneMatch Audio Engine Power Supply • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Phenyx Pro Wired Vocal Dynamic Handheld Microphone With XLR Cable, Windscreen, Ideal for Vocal, Studio, Instrument, Recording, Events (Sigma 8A) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Phenyx Pro Wired Vocal Dynamic Handheld Microphone With XLR Cable, Windscreen, Ideal for Vocal, Studio, Instrument, Recording, Events (Sigma 8A) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Fender Performance Series Instrument Cables (1/4 Straight-to-Straight) for electric guitar, bass guitar, electric mandolin, pro audio • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

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