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Mrs. Gorman from Hilo HI is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kazoo...They Do!

My students need a karaoke system, a music stand, and 40 kazoos. We are a Kazoo Band but our members are multi-talented! The Sintrix Karaoke System will make us rock stars! We "hum", sing and dance.

  • $610 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our Kazoo Band was formed five years ago, starting with 15 members. Today we have 42 talented and enthusiastic 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders. The majority of our students cannot afford private music lessons. They do not have musical instruments of their own BUT they can kazoo.

And kazoo they do...with all their vivacity and enthusiasm!

We are proud to be one of the first elementary schools in Hawaii County. We are a Title I school. Although we lack in economic status, our Rainbows do not lack in passion and zeal. We practice every Wednesday and are always looking for a "gig" to demonstrate our gift of music. The HUS Kazoo Band performs at quarterly award assemblies and PTA functions. We participate in three parades per year through downtown Hilo. Our favorite performance is also a community service project. We visit three to four nursing homes and care facilities in our area, spreading our fun-loving energy to our elderly friends.

My Project

Although we started as a kazoo band, as the students gain confidence and expand their creativity, their performances include not only "humming" but singing and dancing routines as well. The karaoke system I am requesting will make my band members feel like true rock stars! It can add hundreds of effects and even adds harmony to their kazooing. The "My Voice Karaoke CD" will remove the lead vocal(s) to songs so that we can hum or sing along to the students' favorite songs.

Donations to my project will help low-income youth to become more well-rounded students.

Plato once said, "Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and charm and gaiety to life and to everything." My project will help our Rainbows to experience the joy and benefits of making music.

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Mrs. Gorman
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 42 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Party Bundle Home Karaoke System • Woodwind and Brasswind $349.99 1 $349.99
M48 Symphony Music Stand • Woodwind and Brasswind $46.50 1 $46.50
Kazoo • Woodwind and Brasswind $0.99 40 $39.60
My Voice Karaoke CD • Woodwind and Brasswind $24.95 1 $24.95

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