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Mr. Burgmann from Belleville IL is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Jazz Up the Music Curriculum!

Help me give my students new band method books that will teach them the fundamentals of sound production and jazz.

  • $904 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The music students at my school have a lot of energy, even at 7:00 in the morning. They come in and set up ready to learn. We have a small group at our school. We haven't had a music program for a long time so the group has not grown much and so our time gets cut more and more. Because of this, the students are in need of some materials that will support their ensemble size more effectively.

Music is important for developing many skills such as respect, responsibility, and teamwork.

We want our students to experience music in many different ways.

71% of the students in this school qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. We want to give the students the tools to be successful and have fun in music. The addition of some new curriculum materials will really help our students begin to excel.

My Project

This project is to purchase new method books for our school's band program. We will use the Essential Elements Jazz books to begin teaching jazz to our students. This community thrives on this kind of music so the opportunity to teach jazz will get more kids excited to be in band.

We want to teach our students to be good musicians with the right materials.

Sound Innovations will teach our students to play as a group, and not just individuals.

The addition of these two things will challenge our students appropriately and teach them to be good musicians. My students need a lot of fundamental instruction and the addition of these method books will give them tools that they need to be successful.

Mr. Burgmann
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sound Innovations for Concert Band Ensemble Development Conductor's Score • Woodwind and Brasswind $59.99 1 $59.99
Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble - Bb Trumpet (Book/Online Audio) • Woodwind and Brasswind $12.99 4 $51.96
Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble - Eb Alto Saxophone (Book/Online Audio) • Woodwind and Brasswind $12.99 3 $38.97
Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble - Trombone (Book/Online Audio) • Woodwind and Brasswind $12.99 3 $38.97
Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble - Conductor (Book/Online Audio) • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.99 1 $29.99
Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble - Eb Baritone Saxophone (Book with EEi) • Woodwind and Brasswind $13.99 2 $27.98
Sound Innovations for Concert Band -- Ensemble Development for Intermediate Concert Band: B-flat Trumpet 1 • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
Sound Innovations for Concert Band -- Ensemble Development for Intermediate Concert Band: B-flat Clarinet 1 • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
Sound Innovations for Concert Band -- Ensemble Development for Intermediate Concert Band: Flute • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble - Bb Tenor Saxophone (Book/Online Audio) • Woodwind and Brasswind $12.99 2 $25.98
Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble - Flute (Book/Online Audio) • Woodwind and Brasswind $12.99 2 $25.98
Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble - Clarinet (Book/Online Audio) • Woodwind and Brasswind $12.99 2 $25.98
Sound Innovations for Concert Band -- Ensemble Development for Intermediate Concert Band: Trombone 2 • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Sound Innovations for Concert Band -- Ensemble Development for Intermediate Concert Band: B-flat Trumpet 2 • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Sound Innovations for Concert Band -- Ensemble Development for Intermediate Concert Band: Trombone 1 • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Sound Innovations for Concert Band -- Ensemble Development for Intermediate Concert Band: Mallet Percussion • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Sound Innovations for Concert Band -- Ensemble Development for Intermediate Concert Band: Combined Percussion 2 • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Sound Innovations for Concert Band -- Ensemble Development for Intermediate Concert Band: Combined Percussion 1 • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Sound Innovations for Concert Band -- Ensemble Development for Intermediate Concert Band: E-flat Alto Saxophone 1 • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Sound Innovations for Concert Band -- Ensemble Development for Intermediate Concert Band: E-flat Alto Saxophone 2 • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Sound Innovations for Concert Band -- Ensemble Development for Intermediate Concert Band: B-flat Clarinet 2 • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble - Piano (Book/Online Audio) • Woodwind and Brasswind $16.99 1 $16.99
Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble - Drums (Book/Online Audio) • Woodwind and Brasswind $16.99 1 $16.99
Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble - Bass (Book/Online Audio) • Woodwind and Brasswind $15.99 1 $15.99
Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble - Guitar (Book/Online Audio) • Woodwind and Brasswind $15.99 1 $15.99
Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble - French Horn (Book/Online Audio) • Woodwind and Brasswind $13.99 1 $13.99
Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble - C Treble Vibes (Book/Online Audio) • Woodwind and Brasswind $12.99 1 $12.99
Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble - Tuba (Book/Online Audio) • Woodwind and Brasswind $11.66 1 $11.66
Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development Tuba Book • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations for Concert Band -- Ensemble Development for Intermediate Concert Band: Baritone B.C. • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations for Concert Band -- Ensemble Development for Intermediate Concert Band: B-flat Tenor Saxophone • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations for Concert Band -- Ensemble Development for Intermediate Concert Band: Oboe • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations for Concert Band -- Ensemble Development for Intermediate Concert Band: Bassoon • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Sound Innovations for Concert Band -- Ensemble Development for Intermediate Concert Band: Timpani • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$727.07

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$767.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$135.53

Total project goal

$903.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$903.51

9 Donors

-$457.51

Donations toward project cost

-$388.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.63

match offer

-$446.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$379.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.90

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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