You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Ms. Parker from Lone Oak TX is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Rise to a Higher Level of Performance

Help me give my students a Drum Major Podium for our Marching Band

  • $2,364 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a small Texas 3A band that is getting stronger every year.

My band kids are the heart and soul of the band program.

I am constantly amazed at their level of commitment. They just make me want to give more. This band is family and the band hall is our safe place. I want to provide whatever is needed to raise our level of performance and instill pride in our band!

My Project

How wonderful it would be to not have to conduct marching band rehearsal from the back of my truck bed. The ability to get to a higher level would make our marching rehearsals so much more productive. We are requesting a drum major podium.

Our old tower actually "ate" my drum major last year when it collapsed.

So needless to say, we need a much safer podium. This new tower would also help give our marching band a more professional appearance. Our old one is much smaller and very worn out, thus the reason it is not as safe.

Ms. Parker
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Parker is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
6-foot Drum Major Podium • Woodwind and Brasswind $1,950.00 1 $1,950.00

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


19 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Lone Oak","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[7194880],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"TX","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4873508,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":70,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Parker","authorIds":{"7194880":{"owner":"Ms. Parker","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4873508],"proposalHash":"-2147023646","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":",3024,x0,y252&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1588029075763","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21586796,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NzI1MDU2NA==","NzI1MjAyMQ==","NzI1MTM1Nw==","NzIxNDgzNQ==","NzIzNjI2NA==","NzI1MjE0Mg==","NzI1MTgyMw==","NzE5NDg4MA==","NzI1MTk1NA==","NzI1MTM3MA==","NzIyNjY5NQ==","NzI1MTQ0NQ==","NzI1MjA4NA==","NzIyNjAzNg==","NzI1MTk3Mw==","NzIyNjE1NA==","Njk5ODgwMw==","NzI1MTcwOQ==","NzE5NzY2MA==","NzE5NzY2OA=="],"teacherId":7194880,"schoolCounty":"Hunt","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"TX","name":"Texas"}}