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Ms. Reetz from Auxvasse MO is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mallet Madness Makes Music!

Help me give my students a bass xylophone and help complete a classroom set of Orff instruments, including the bass family.

  • $756 goal

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My Students

Cheryl Lavender said, "The fact that children can make beautiful music is less significant than the fact that music can make children beautiful." My students have very little opportunity for experiencing the fine arts, so when they get to have hands-on experience with real quality instruments they light up and really cherish the opportunity. I love the joy in their faces when they finish a performance on these instruments. My students are my mission field and I've been called to give them my best!

My Project

I like to teach and perform with my mallet instruments but I have to borrow from other schools to do brief units and I would love to have my own classroom set to allow my students to learn and perform with these instruments all throughout the year. I have about 300 students and I use them with all my classes grades kindergarten through eighth grade. I use them to teach many of the standards in our curriculum, from beginning content like high and low pitch to more advanced skills like improvisation and creating melodic lines. We have several alto and soprano instruments but the bass xylophones are the most expensive and they really help balance the ensemble.

Ms. Reetz
Grades 3-5
  • Auxvasse Elementary School
  • Auxvasse, MO
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Bass Xylophone (deep bass) • Woodwind and Brasswind $602.99 1 $602.99

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