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Mrs. Watters from Camden MI is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Marching Band Matters

My students need these instruments for our show, “Phobias”. This is the first time they’ve played many of these instruments, but they will also be used, even as we change to concert band season.

  • $440 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

CF is a small, rural farming community. Our school's motto is: "Small school environment; Big school opportunities". We want our students to have every advantage that larger schools have.

The students in CF bands are eager to learn and excited that the program is growing.

They beg me to begin new programs ranging from percussion ensembles to choirs. They are becoming better musicians every day.

One thing I love most about them is that because we are a small school, they are involved in lots of activities. Many of the band kids are also athletes and involved in other clubs, yet they continue to make music a priority.

My Project

Percussionists are expected to play a variety of instruments in a variety of styles. We are gradually trying to provide more of these unique instruments.

It goes without saying that putting these instruments (Cymbal Rattler and Rainstick) in percussionists’ hands give them a better, more well-rounded, experience.

We have currently been borrowing these instruments from other schools or using other instruments in their place. Unfortunately, replacing with a different instrument will never provide the unique sound intended.

The metronome is not just for the percussion section, but will be used to benefit the entire band. We have been talking about internalizing the beat Andy, with practice, this metronome will help us do just that.

Mrs. Watters
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome • Woodwind and Brasswind $159.99 1 $159.99
Planet Z China • Woodwind and Brasswind $69.95 1 $69.95
Fiberglass Shekere • Woodwind and Brasswind $59.99 1 $59.99
48 in. Bamboo Rainstick in Hand-Painted Hidden Spirit Finish • Woodwind and Brasswind $34.99 1 $34.99
Cymbal Rattler • Woodwind and Brasswind $13.99 1 $13.99

Materials cost

$338.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$373.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.00

Total project goal

$439.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$439.99

9 Donors

-$401.81

Donations toward project cost

-$356.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.82

match offer

-$20.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$17.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$18.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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