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Mrs. Richison from Wichita Falls TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let It Shine

My students need this lighting system to compliment the musicals they will be creating.

  • $872 goal

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My Students

This elementary school is one of 2 elementary schools that serve a military base, so a high percentage of the students are connected to the military. This creates a high turn over rate as well as parents who are deployed. In addition, there is an international presence with students from Italy, Greece and other allied nations.

Over 450 students rotate through the music room every four days with hands on experience singing and playing instruments.

Kinder students learned to play quarter notes and rests. Fifth graders excelled at sixteenth notes. Students have created their own original compositions, had drum war competitions, created and conducted entire symphonies in collaboration with their teacher. They are creative and love to share the gift of music.

My Project

Students will use this lighting package to illuminate the musicals they will be creating. Students 1st-5th grade will create musicals from a grade appropriate book. All students will learn how to create a lighting plan for a particular scene. The best lighting plan will be used in the performance. In addition, lighting teams will be created from each grade to run these lights with adult supervision of course.

Students will be excited to see their musicals and characters come to life with this lighting package.

Excitement leads to ownership and ownership creates life long artists. My students are learning to create and compose and adding these lights will not only enhance and facilitate their learning but take their endeavors over the top.

Mrs. Richison
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 400 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Stage Lighting System 2 • Woodwind and Brasswind $699.99 1 $699.99

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