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Mr. Maust from New Haven CT is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Low Reed Blues

My students need low woodwind reeds and a new mouthpiece for our contra alto clarinet!

  • $316 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a Title I school in an inner city. Ninety-four percent of our students are eligible for free lunch and breakfast. We are proud of what we can do, and our music program is one of the best in our district!

No matter what, we know that we as a band are a family.

We know that we have each other's backs, and when we are upset, frustrated, or need a listening ear, we can go the band room and collect ourselves. Music for many of us is our outlet and happy place.

My Project

I am asking for reeds for our bassoon, our tenor saxophones, and our bari sax players. These reeds are expensive, and often my students cannot afford to purchase reeds for these instruments on their own. Having these reeds provided by me will take some of the pressure off of my students. I am also asking for a mouthpiece for our contra alto clarinet. We had one, which was unfortunately broken in an accident.

Being able to help my students create music is the reason that I do what I do.

Having reeds and a clarinet mouthpiece for my students will help to start our year off right. Thank you in advance for your help!!

Mr. Maust
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Contra-Alto Clarinet Mouthpiece • Woodwind and Brasswind $82.99 1 $82.99
Tenor Saxophone Reeds, Box of 25 • Woodwind and Brasswind $74.99 1 $74.99
Bassoon Reed • Woodwind and Brasswind $12.95 3 $38.85
Baritone Saxophone Reeds, Box of 10 • Woodwind and Brasswind $37.99 1 $37.99

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