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Dr. Scifo from Chicago IL is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Make Music Together

Help me give my students necessary accessories for our cellos! We have received a donation of 6 cellos to our program, but they cannot be used until we have enough bows for the students.

  • $392 goal

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My Students

Our school is located in a densely populated area in Chicago. Our families commonly have both parents working, which also limits their availability to transport their children to private music lessons. Students in the upper grades talk often of how much they miss their music class they had 4 years ago, and how much they would love to have an opportunity to learn music again.

Our students come from extremely low-income families, who are not able to afford music instruction outside of school.

Supporting this program would be a great benefit to our current students, our community, and students for years to come.

My Project

Our school has started a Junior High Orchestra for the first time this school year. Although we have enough instruments for our students, some of these instruments need additional accessories to become fully functional.

So far this school year, the students have become extremely excited about learning music, and many of them plan on continuing with music as they move on to high school.

We currently have violins, violas, and cellos in our school orchestra. Several of our cellos are without cello strings and bows. Having more cellos that are functional for our class would allow for the cello students to take the next steps in our orchestra. So once we have the cello bows listed in this project, our cello students can properly learn and play their instruments. Would you please consider giving toward the needs of our orchestra students?

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

This project will reach 85 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
New! 4/4 Black Carbon Fiber Cello Bow. • Amazon Business $39.85 3 $119.55
Brazilwood Cello Bow 3/4, Ebony Frog • Amazon Business $38.99 2 $77.98
ADM 1/2 Half Size Brazilwood Octagonal Horse Hair Cello Bow, Well Balanced for Beginners and Students • Amazon Business $25.99 2 $51.98
Sherman's VP-01C Bow Rosin - Cello - Dark • Amazon Business $6.95 7 $48.65

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