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Mrs. Smith from Memphis TN is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let us Play! Instruments Needed for Middle School Music

My students need two xylophones to promote creative and hands-on learning in music!

  • $948 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are some of the hardest working students I know. They inspire me every day to be a better teacher. Their positive attitudes and dedication to learning propel me forward to continue my education and knowledge of the subjects I teach.

What would life be without music?

As a music teacher, I get to see how music affects my students' everyday lives. I see it bring joy when they finally play the first note on their instrument. I have seen it bring sorrow when a song reminds them of passed loved ones. I see music bring understanding to other core subjects when their brain makes vital connections! Music is not just a subject in school but it's part of life!

My Project

Did you ever have to take a music class such as music appreciation or music history or general music? Many people who have taken these courses find themselves in a class in which listening is the main objective. Music is so much more than something to listen to!

Students in my school need your help to get access to musical instruments such as Orff xylophones that will allow students to actually learn how to play music and create music rather than just listening to music.

This approach to learning gives students ownership of their learning and will aid in their overall social and cognitive development.

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Mrs. Smith
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Series 1600 Orff Xylophones • Woodwind and Brasswind $381.80 2 $763.60

Materials cost

$763.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$805.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$142.07

Total project goal

$947.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$947.12

1 Donor

-$947.12

Donations toward project cost

-$805.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$142.07

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$0.00

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