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Mrs. Engelhard from Mc Kees Rocks PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Improve Our Ensemble

Help me give my students Ensemble Development books to improve their ensemble playing.

  • $322 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach middle and high school band in a high-needs community. The school district is very small and in an urban setting. Our students all receive free lunch and breakfast. Even though the school and community have financial difficulties, my students come to school eager and ready to learn. The financial hardships do not interfere with their desire to learn and be the best they can be.

I am very fortunate to teach in a district where the students want to excel and work very hard.

My Project

My band classes are growing and have varying playing levels. I am teaching my students to play together as an ensemble. We do not currently have materials to help us improve our ensemble playing.

Please help my young band grow into a beautiful music ensemble.

The Sound Innovation series was introduced to me at a music conference earlier this year. The books have great exercises and tips to improve ensemble playing. These books will give my students musical examples to play together. These examples will work on the balance and intonation of the band. I am really excited to bring this new resource to my students. Thank you for helping my students grow musically.

Mrs. Engelhard
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development for Young Concert Band • JW Pepper $39.99 1 $39.99
Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development for Young Concert Band • JW Pepper $5.99 3 $17.97
Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development for Young Concert Band • JW Pepper $5.99 3 $17.97
Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development for Young Concert Band • JW Pepper $5.99 3 $17.97
Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development for Young Concert Band • JW Pepper $5.99 3 $17.97
Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development for Young Concert Band • JW Pepper $5.99 3 $17.97
Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development for Young Concert Band • JW Pepper $5.99 2 $11.98
Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development for Young Concert Band • JW Pepper $5.99 2 $11.98
Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development for Young Concert Band • JW Pepper $5.99 2 $11.98
Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development for Young Concert Band • JW Pepper $5.99 2 $11.98
Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development for Young Concert Band • JW Pepper $5.99 2 $11.98
Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development for Young Concert Band • JW Pepper $5.99 2 $11.98
Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development for Young Concert Band • JW Pepper $5.99 2 $11.98
Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development for Young Concert Band • JW Pepper $5.99 1 $5.99
Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development for Young Concert Band • JW Pepper $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$225.68

Vendor shipping charges

$13.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$273.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.19

Total project goal

$321.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$321.25

3 Donors

-$304.34

Donations toward project cost

-$262.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.90

match offer

-$12.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$10.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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