My students need 2 new snare drums to play during band.
This project expired on October 7, 2012.
Hooray! This project is fully funded
Have you ever tried to use a piece of equipment that was broken? It is so frustrating and students at my school experience that frustration daily.
This year my band students have been making due with snare drums that are broken.
The snares either won't stay on or won't go off, and are constantly in a state of disrepair. This is not due to abuse of the instruments, but simply the fact that poor quality instruments were purchased the first time around and have been at our school, used daily, for several years.
It is very humbling to watch a group of 6th grade students huddled around a broken instrument with string, rubber bands, and band-aids, trying to fix it with every ounce of their imaginations. By providing them with these two new snare drums, my students will be able to do what they love - play music in a group with their peers, instead of spending their band class time trying to repair instruments desperately in need of replacement.
By inspiring my percussion section, this project will impact every one of my band students.
We will sound better when all of our instruments work properly, and we will be able to spend more time playing music and less time trying to repair run-down instruments.
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