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Mr. Barb from Lakewood CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning to Read...Music!

Help me give my students method books to learn how to read music.

  • $1,335 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

HMS is located in northern Long Beach and about 25% of the student population is enrolled in the music program.

As a new director to the school this year, I am excited about the opportunities I see for the future growth of the program.

Students are enrolled in one of three areas of music: Strings, Band or Chorus. Students who have progressed far enough in their studies are enrolled in the Advanced Ensembles while students who are just starting out are in the Beginning Ensembles.

All students participate in concerts that are held throughout the year from their Winter Concert in January, to Festival Trips and performances in March to their final Spring Concert at the end of the year, students are given several opportunities to demonstrate what they are learning in the classroom out in our community and on campus.

My Project

My students are very eager to learn how to read music but need these Sound Innovations method books in order to learn how. They will use these books to gain the skills necessary to read music and thus be able to play on their instruments.

These Sound Innovations method books are one of the most current and exciting methods in production today.

This project will give us the tools we need for all the orchestra students at HMS to be able to learn to read music. Without this new set, we do not have enough books for everyone.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 200 students.

24 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sound Innovations for String Orchestra Book 1 Violin Book CD/ DVD • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 35 $314.65
Sound Innovations for String Orchestra Book 1 Viola Book CD/ DVD • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 30 $269.70
Sound Innovations for String Orchestra Book 1 Cello Book CD/ DVD • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 20 $179.80
Sound Innovations for String Orchestra Book 1 Bass Book CD/ DVD • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 20 $179.80
Sound Innovations for String Orchestra Book 1 Conductor's Score CD/ DVD • Woodwind and Brasswind $53.99 1 $53.99

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