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Ms. Y. from Livermore CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Music, Note by Note with Wooden Blocks

The cost of wooden blocks and percussion instruments is $235, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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Located in a “low wealth” school district, our school receives $800/pupil state funding less than the district located ten miles west. 34% of our students qualify for free lunches and 27% speak a second language at home. We have no art, no general music, and no P.E. teachers in our elementary school. Although we know the benefits and joy of singing, moving, and performing with music, barely one out of five students will receive any kind of music instruction during their entire K-12 school career. Every year, our fourth graders are given a short listening test in the cavernous multi-purpose room. The few children who pass are invited to receive weekly music lessons while their classmates without parent-provided private lessons will not be able to take a music class until 9th grade. Imagine how they must feel. Concerned teachers donating their time and expertise created an after school chorus of 1st through 5th graders. With instruments in the Orff tradition, we can add an orchestra and our 100 member chorus will be able to create beautiful harmonies and textured accompaniments in performances that the audience of classmates and parents are sure to enjoy. These instruments never grow obsolete and will serve generations of school families. Our first goal, is to purchase a series of wooden blocks and percussion instruments as a first step in creating our orchestra. With your help, our dream of percussion instruments to accompany the lovely and lively voices of our children can come true.

Ms. Y.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Piccolo Wood Blocks • Music is Elementary $55.00 1 $55.00
Wood Block, Large • Music is Elementary $25.00 1 $25.00
Wood Block Standard • Music is Elementary $23.75 1 $23.75
Wood Block Small • Music is Elementary $23.50 1 $23.50
Wood Block Holder • Music is Elementary $8.95 3 $26.85

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