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Ms. Braunstein from West Palm Beach FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Light Up Our Stage!

Help me give my students a stage lighting package for their performances. This would be a gift for our current musical theatre club and for all of our future productions.

  • $1,118 goal

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My Students

I am the music/chorus/drama teacher at a Title One school. We have been rehearsing for a production of Disney's Aladdin Kids. This has been an important project for our students, and only the second musical theatre production that we have done in our school. None of our students have had an opportunity to learn about musical theatre, and most have never seen a production.

This is a wonderful outlet for our students, and an opportunity for them to build self-confidence, explore their hidden talents, and forget about their personal/family issues.

We are asking for funding for portable, LED stage lighting, which will be used for all future theatrical and musical productions. We currently have no funding for our sets, costumes, make-up, or other necessary materials. Our stage is the music room, too, and we need fabric to hang around the perimeter of the room, to create a "black box" effect. With our funding, we will purchase two light trees, so we can illuminate the stage and our students can be seen. We will also be able to purchase 4 x 8 foam board to create out flats (backdrops), and paints for our student artists to use on the flats.

My Project

We are in need of stage lights for our Title One School! Our students have been working so hard on their musical production, but without stage lights, these talented children will be in the dark! We are hoping for these two Chauvet light trees for use in our current and future productions. This will also give our students' a morale boost: Our stage is also the music room, and we are trying to transform the space into a black box theatre, so our kids can feel as though they are in a professional production.

Our fifteen stage crew students would love to learn about theatre tech, and having this light set-up will allow us to teach them how to follow script cues and independently run our lights.

Ms. Braunstein
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Par 56 8 Light System • Woodwind and Brasswind $879.99 1 $879.99
Handy Art® 8 Color-8 Ounce Primary Acrylic Paint Set, Assorted • Amazon Business $26.51 1 $26.51

Materials cost

$906.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$950.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$167.66

Total project goal

$1,117.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,117.76

3 Donors

-$559.00

Donations toward project cost

-$475.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$83.85

match offer

-$558.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$474.94

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$83.81

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$0.00

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