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Ms. Schecter from Bayside NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

HELP....My Instrument has No Case!!!

My students need cases so that they will be able to transport their instruments to and from school.

  • $875 goal

This project expired on May 8, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Have you ever taken a public bus with a large instrument? My students do it every day. Our old and badly damaged cases are held together by bungee cords and duct tape. Determined to practice, my students continue to travel with them.

My students attend a large middle school in an urban setting.

They speak a multitude of languages, hail from different places and are from a variety of academic tracks. Music is the force that brings them together, for in the band room borders melt away and differences fall quickly to the wayside. What makes them special is their frenetic energy, love for music, learning and life. When not in class, my students participate in many extra-curricular ensembles, regional festivals and competitions. They are determined to succeed, in spite of a severe lack of resources and funding.

My Project

Since there is no school busing for students in grades 7 and 8, they are forced to take large, broken instrument cases on public buses or walk far distances. Many of my students find it extremely difficult to take the instruments home to practice because the cases are broken. Bungee cords and duct tape will only go so far, especially when there are splinters and sharp edges on the cases which can harm the children. I am requesting cases for some of our euphoniums, French horns, trumpets and percussion equipment. These resources would make it much easier for my students to take their instruments home to practice and to transport them to festivals and concerts within the school and local community.

Home practice is essential to becoming a successful musician.

My students' progress is often hindered due to their inability to carry severely broken cases home. With your help, more of my students will be able to comfortably carry their instruments home. Thank you very much for your time and consideration!

Ms. Schecter
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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19 donors19 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Euphonium Case for Upright Bell • Woodwind & Brasswind $199.00 1 $199.00
Deluxe Euphonium Gig Bag Bell forward • Woodwind & Brasswind $179.00 1 $179.00
GL Series French Horn Case • Woodwind & Brasswind $119.99 2 $239.98
Replacement Cases for Trumpet • Woodwind & Brasswind $49.99 1 $49.99
JSB5 Jumbo Stick Bag • Woodwind & Brasswind $34.99 1 $34.99

Materials cost

$702.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$743.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$131.21

Total project goal

$874.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$874.71

17 Donors

-$715.29

Donations toward project cost

-$624.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.79

Matching donations from our partners

-$140.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$119.00

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$19.42

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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