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Mr. Chambless from Kissimmee FL is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I Can't Hear You!

My students need 1 powered public address speaker.

  • $351 goal

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I am a High school Math teacher of grades 9-12 in a school that is in a low-income, high-need community.

During this school year, I noticed that I had a lot of students who were very passionate for music, but had nowhere to express it due to increasing budget cuts in schools, and especially the arts. Yes, they have some band classes, but most students do not want to play clarinet or trumpet, etc. because they see no point in it. The people they see making a living out of music sing, rap, or play more popular musical instruments such as the guitar, bass, keyboard, or drums. The major problem is that they have no money or resources to get these instruments, the accessories, or a place to practice and learn. I give them a place to practice and learn, but even by allowing them to use all of my own personal equipment, I cannot come close to supplying all of my students with what they need. These students need equipment that they cannot afford. These students who are excited about the idea of having an opportunity to express themselves musically, start to get discouraged when there are no supplies to be had. We are trying to work on live performance, but our current resources our inadequate. The students cannot hear themselves over the instruments.

My students need 1 powered public address speaker. This equipment will be everything we need. With this PA speaker we can realistically practice in a live setting and start getting them ready for a career in music, or the beginning stages of learning how to be a tech or vocalist that they can carry on to college.

Your help will ensure that my students get an opportunity to learn how to really use music once they graduate high school. Your contribution could lead to the forming of the next great recording artist who might have never made it if it had not been for the donated music equipment that kept them motivated to keep going. Things like this give students a sense of purpose, self-confidence, and a sense of belonging that many have never experienced before. If we can teach the students something real that they can use in life, is that not as worthwhile, if not possibly more worthwhile than their regular academics? There are trade schools for many different vocations, but very few to make better professional musicians for tomorrow. You could help change that. Your donation could help mold today’s students into what could be your favorite group, or producer of your favorite group.

Mr. Chambless
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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EUROLIVE B212A Active Loudspeaker (Standard) • Woodwind & Brasswind $249.99 1 $249.99

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