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Mrs. Smith
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

I've Got Rhythm!

My students need percussion instruments (bells, shakers, etc). My active students need boomwhackers to keep them focused.

My Students

Students at our school believe that music prepares the brain for achievement, fosters superior working memory and cultivates better thinking skills. We believe that instruments, such as guiros, maracas, and boomwhackers, can help us continue to create exciting ways to facilitate academic achievement.

Students at my school have proved time and time again that even though we are a high poverty school, we can accomplish many things.

We don't want our circumstances to keep us from being successful. Teachers, parents, and students have been working hard to support one another and continue to show growth each year.

My Project

New instruments have not been purchased for the general music classroom in a decade. Students are using instruments of poor quality. New instruments will mean that each child can practice the basic skills necessary to having a good music education. Instruments will make the lessons more exciting and enhance learning. Playing instruments of good quality will also give the students a sense of pride.

An entire school will have the opportunity to use these instruments.

Many of these students will be able to use these percussion instruments to improve basic skills needed for music education. Music is a natural outlet for creativity and self-expression. The sheer joy of making music in a group promotes socialization and a wonderful feeling of belonging.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
27-Note Bell Set with Case G-A • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.99 5 $149.95
Headless Double Row Wood Tambourine • Woodwind and Brasswind $11.00 10 $110.00
C Major Diatonic Scale Set (Upper Octave) Boomwhackers Tuned Percussion Tubes • Woodwind and Brasswind $19.99 3 $59.97
Matching Padded Bench for Symphony Digital Piano • Woodwind and Brasswind $49.99 1 $49.99
Wood Guiro • Woodwind and Brasswind $16.33 3 $48.99
Pro Maracas • Woodwind and Brasswind $22.99 2 $45.98
Rhythm Sticks • Woodwind and Brasswind $1.39 30 $41.70
RB811 Wrist or Ankle Jingle Bell • Woodwind and Brasswind $2.69 15 $40.35
Wood Guiro Shaker • Woodwind and Brasswind $12.99 3 $38.97
LWS250 Universal Sustain Pedal • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.99 1 $29.99
Kids Wood Block with Mallet • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.49 3 $25.47
Sand Blocks • Woodwind and Brasswind $4.99 5 $24.95
Guiro Tone Block • Woodwind and Brasswind $4.39 5 $21.95
Cabasa • Woodwind and Brasswind $18.99 1 $18.99
Eggz Shaker • Woodwind and Brasswind $1.59 10 $15.90

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This project will reach 500 students.

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