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Ms. Fortgang from Wyandanch NY is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

I Can't Practice Because I Don't Have a Reed

Help me give my students the items necessary to continue to learn how to play their instruments from home.

  • $562 goal

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My Students

On March 13th my students and I went home thinking it would just be another weekend. We had no idea that our goodbyes then would be our last goodbyes for a long time...

I'm still trying to figure out how to teach music- specifically band from home.

A lot of the students' instruments and materials that they need are unfortunately sitting in my school which breaks my heart. A lot of them have a Chromebook to work with, supplied by the school and that's about it. It breaks my heart to think that all of the progress we have made this year has been halted, and it saddens me to think they will feel frustrated and unsuccessful the next time we are able to come back together.

My Project

Because we left so soon, I was not able to supply my students with the items necessary to practice their instruments from home. My students are out of reeds, their valves are sticking, and some have little to no equipment at home at all.

These essential items will allow my students to continue to play and learn their instruments from home.

Not only will they get to further their learning, but they also have something to take up time when they are at home. With limited resources, at least they have their instrument to help pass the time.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Practice Pad with Stand $64.95 2 $129.90
10 Pack Dry Erase Staff Music Lap White Boards 9"X12" l Write Musical Notes and More (Double Sided Mini Whiteboards) Erasers Included $39.95 2 $79.90
GLEAM Music Stand Bold Pipe Folding Music Holder with Carrying Bag $12.50 6 $75.00
Bb Clarinet Reeds, Box of 25 $41.99 1 $41.99
Bb Clarinet Reeds, Box of 25 $41.99 1 $41.99
On-Stage Maple 5A Wood Tip Drumsticks, 12 Pairs $23.95 1 $23.95
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 8 Pack $9.99 2 $19.98
Rico Accordion Accessory (RCRKGR12) $12.18 1 $12.18
Canomo Pack of 10 Comfortable Rubber Clarinet Thumb Rest Cushion Protector, Black $7.99 1 $7.99
Valve Oil $0.99 8 $7.92

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