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Ms. Fayazi from Bronx NY is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Marching to the Beat of Our Own Drums

Help me give my students trumpets, trombones, and marching drumline equipment (snare drums, bass drums, and cymbals)!

  • $1,786 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Music is alive at in the Bronx! We hold 4 major concerts each school year which is available to every student in the school, we have a year-round chorus and 5th-grade band program available to our upper-grade students, and every student attends music class at least once a week to participate in singing, dancing, and games!

Our 5th-grade band program could use some extra love in the form of new instruments!

Please support music in our school and help us fund and expand our band program!

My Project

Music programs are scarce in New York City, and even more scarce than music is the experience of playing in a band. While growing up, I was privileged enough to have a band program that motivated me to bring this joy to children some day, and here I am teaching 5th graders that same joy!

Our band needs new instruments!

We have been working with a nonprofit in the past that helped bring instruments to our school, but unfortunately, due to limited funding at our Title I school, we are unable to continue that partnership. It is very costly running a band program, and the plastic trumpets and trombones and marching drumline equipment will have a long life in our school's music classroom. These instruments will bring life to band for our students, from the 4-year-olds dreaming of playing the drums to the 4th graders who have been excited all Summer.

Music is greatly respected at our school - our administration and staff understand the value of this program, band will support our family outreach, and our students leave music class with new perspectives and songs in their hearts. Please consider supporting our program!

Ms. Fayazi
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Marching Snare Drum with Carrier • Woodwind and Brasswind $129.99 3 $389.97
Birch Marching Bass Drum with Carrier - White • Woodwind and Brasswind $186.99 2 $373.98
ATR-1301 Aere Series Plastic Bb Trumpet • Woodwind and Brasswind $74.99 4 $299.96
ATB100 Aere Series Plastic Trombone • Woodwind and Brasswind $74.99 4 $299.96
Brass Marching Medium Cymbal Pair • Woodwind and Brasswind $69.99 1 $69.99
Marching Sticks • Woodwind and Brasswind $7.95 4 $31.80

Materials cost

$1,465.66

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$21.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,517.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$267.82

Total project goal

$1,785.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,785.46

30 Donors

-$1,552.28

Donations toward project cost

-$1,327.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$225.04

match offer

-$224.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$190.40

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.60

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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