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Mr. Lanciano from Philadelphia PA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Keep Our Musicians on Their Toes!

Help me give my students an audio recorder so they can challenge each other to be the BEST musician in the room!

  • $259 goal

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My Students

My students come from all over the world - especially from countries that speak Spanish.

Although my students attend a high poverty school, this is not their defining characteristic.

Instead, my students are curious, artistic, competent and courageous. They defy their 'at-risk" circumstances by taking advantage of every possible opportunity for advancement presented to them. Our extracurricular activities are full of enthusiastic students eager to spend time in a caring environment away from the harsh realities of a rough neighborhood.

My Project

When I was in high school band, we auditioned for our spots. The best trumpet player was first chair, and the next best was second chair, and so on. If a student below me wanted to rise to the next highest chair, they had to challenge me. You better believe this inspired me to practice my instrument!

Our schedule won't allow me to be present for student challenges, but we've figured out a way to help keep our students on their toes.

Whenever one of our musicians challenges the seat above them, we will send them both into a practice room to perform 3 excerpts of their current music. They will use the audio recorder in this project to record the challenge. Sometimes I will play the challenge audio for the band and have them pick the winner (honing the higher order thinking skill of evaluation). When we don't have enough time during class, I will evaluate the challenge audio during my prep.

I estimate that challenges will happen about 2-5 times a week.

By contributing to this project, you will help me keep my students on their toes. Thank you!

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 120 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Zoom H1n Handy Recorder (2018 Model) • Amazon Business $119.99 1 $119.99
AmazonBasics Sheet Music Stand • Amazon Business $33.65 2 $67.30

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