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  • $622 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. Jackson
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Let's Get Some Rhythm!

My students need various percussion instruments (claves, shakers, djembes, buffalo drums, guiro, rhythm sticks, and a wood block) to develop a strong sense of rhythm.

My Students

Think back to your first performance of any kind. Was it at church, the school talent show, on the football field or baseball diamond? The students at this school in southern Ohio have an excellent opportunity to begin performing with the creation of a new music program!

These instruments will be benefiting all students K-8 (What an excellent investment!) The kids are extremely excited about making music, but we are limited due to our lack of equipment.

These students are always excited to come to class and are catching on quickly to what we are learning; however, what they are lacking is being able to physically make music with various instruments. This project will go a long way in helping them learn about different instruments, cultures, and music styles.

My Project

Students will be able to learn about various cultures and the instruments from those cultures by playing them. They will be able to learn and understand the material at a higher level because it involves doing and not just listening to the teacher talk and seeing pictures. With the instruments provided (Claves, Agogo Bells, Djembes, Guiro, Shakers, and Buffalo Drums), students will be able to experience first hand instruments of different cultures. They will be able to perform multiple rhythmic songs, compose and arrange their own musical works, and perform works of other students. Students learn much more when they actually participate in a project. These instruments will go a long way and continue to impact students for years to come.

Many of the students have expressed a desire to play instruments.

Nearly every day at least one student asks "When will we be able to play instruments?" I am waiting on a purchase order through the school for the higher priced items, but I am relying on donors like you to help these students get a head start! I purchased a set of BoomWhackers, and the kids' faces lit up when we got them out. I know they will appreciate your generous gift, and it will most certainly benefit them a great deal!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Street Series Djembe • Woodwind and Brasswind $144.99 1 $144.99
Street Series Djembe • Woodwind and Brasswind $78.99 1 $78.99
Buffalo Drums • Woodwind and Brasswind $73.99 1 $73.99
Buffalo Drums • Woodwind and Brasswind $57.99 1 $57.99
Buffalo Drums • Woodwind and Brasswind $38.99 1 $38.99
ECB22 Hand Held Agogo Bell • Woodwind and Brasswind $23.99 1 $23.99
Set of 24 Rhythm Sticks • Woodwind and Brasswind $23.99 1 $23.99
Claves De Luxe • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.49 2 $16.98
Wood Guiro • Woodwind and Brasswind $13.99 1 $13.99
Wood block • Woodwind and Brasswind $12.99 1 $12.99
Plastic Egg Shaker Pairs • Woodwind and Brasswind $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$490.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$528.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$93.22

Total project goal

$621.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$621.46

2 Donors

-$193.08

Donations toward project cost

-$179.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.96

Matching donations from our partners

-$410.73

Match offers toward project cost

-$349.12

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.61

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 417 students.

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