I have the privilege of being the band director at a middle school and high school in a small, rural town in North Carolina. The band program is full of hard-working students and supportive parents. However, there is limited funding available for the numerous materials we need to build a successful program.
Every day, my students impress me with their desire to learn and to become the best musicians possible.
They work hard and strive to meet every goal that we set. The students in this band program are dedicated and determined! With their positive attitudes and strong work ethic, and the addition of needed materials, our band program is going to grow and flourish.
Who's there? Students producing beautiful sounds on high quality percussion instruments! With this project I am requesting a set of temple blocks, wind chimes, and a triangle.
As with many products in the world, you get what you pay for.
I'm trying to provide the best possible instruments for my students to make music with. Our school owns a triangle, but it is very poor quality and does not produce a pleasing sound. The entire ensemble can be playing beautifully and creating musical moments, only to have the magic broken by the harsh sound of a low quality triangle chiming in.
Our school owns a set of temple blocks. However, the blocks may be older than I am, and one of them is missing. When a temple block part calls for all 5 pitches, my students can't play it correctly. This is certainly not because of their playing ability, but because we don't have the equipment they need to play it accurately.
It's time for my students to have the high quality instruments that they deserve. I want to give them the ability to create the best music possible in their time in my classroom.
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