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Mr. Barnett from Long Beach CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy Through Music!

Help me give my students a class set of music books for learning to read music and for performances. Each of these band and orchestra books contain many different pieces of music.

  • $1,196 goal

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My Students

My students are from Long Beach, CA and love playing a variety of musical genres. I have just over 150 students in 5 classes: Beginning Band, Beginning Orchestra, Intermediate Band, Intermediate Orchestra, and Music Appreciation.

Despite any challenges faced at home, my students come to school each day with a desire to actively participate and learn more about music.

In my music class students have the opportunity to work collaboratively, practice life long skills, express their emotions through music, and learn the value of working hard to reach goals.

My Project

Last year our music program grew from 110 students to over 150 students. While my students are lucky to have instruments to play, we have a critical need for sheet music to perform at school activities and concerts.

There has been research that connects engagement in music with enhancements in English literacy.

The best way for students to learn how to read music is to regularly practice reading music.

Individual pieces of sheet music can be expensive, but the band and orchestra books selected for this project each contain many pieces of music. This means that by funding my project you will be providing students music literacy opportunities for years to come.

Mr. Barnett
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 150 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Strings Extraordinaire! Performance Ensembles - a Multi-level Approach. (Violin) • Amazon Business $7.50 26 $195.00
Accent on Performance Concert Favorites Collection Flute Book • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.99 18 $125.82
Accent on Performance Concert Favorites Collection Trumpet 1 Book • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.99 15 $104.85
Accent on Performance Concert Favorites Collection Clarinet 1 Book • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.99 15 $104.85
98CO - String Extraordinaire! - Cello • Amazon Business $7.50 13 $97.50
98VA - Strings Extraordinaire! - Viola • Amazon Business $7.50 10 $75.00
98SB - Strings Extraordinaire! String Bass • Amazon Business $7.50 7 $52.50
Accent on Performance Concert Favorites Collection Alto Sax Book • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.99 6 $41.94
Accent on Performance Concert Favorites Collection Bari Bass Clef Book • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.99 4 $27.96
98F - Strings Extraordinaire! Performance Ensembles - A Multi-Level Approach - Full Score • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Accent on Performance Concert Favorites Collection Percussion 1 Book • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.99 2 $13.98
Accent on Performance Concert Favorites Collection Percussion 2 Book • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.99 2 $13.98
Accent on Performance Concert Favorites Collection Trombone Book • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.99 2 $13.98
Accent on Performance Concert Favorites Collection French Horn Book • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.99 1 $6.99

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