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Mrs. Macke from Albuquerque NM is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mic Check

Help me give my students a high quality microphone setup to record amazing instrumental performances.

  • 6 donors
  • $351 goal

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My Students

My band students are at an urban, Title I school. Over 65% of students are low-income and unable to receive supplemental music instruction through private lessons or step-up materials. They struggle to obtain instruments playing supplies and basic school supplies. Nearly all the students play on school-owned instruments. Free breakfast and lunch are provided to 100% of students.

They love music and come to class daily with passion and excitement.

My students are excited to learn, curious, and willing to take risks. Their positive attitudes are so inspiring. Music really does change lives.

In our band program, I focus on providing a safe environment where my students can develop strong character, become excellent all-around students, and grow into wonderful musicians with a life-long love of music.

My Project

Learning to play an instrument requires superior audio modeling. In a virtual setting, this is very difficult (if not impossible) to achieve quality recordings using the built-in audio microphone.

In a year like no other, giving students opportunities to perform and collaborate with each other and access high audio quality teaching will help them grow and support their social emotional health.

Investing in a high quality usb audio microphone will allow me to teach and model instruments at a high quality. I will be able to create high audio quality videos in our fully remote setting.

As we transition to hybrid and full in-person learning, an audio interface will allow students to use existing band microphones to create virtual performances with their peers - either at home or at school. When we finally can play together again, this equipment can be used for full ensemble recording as well.

Mrs. Macke
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 160 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Blue Microphones Yeti 836213001950 Wired Condenser Microphone, Silver • $163.99 1 $163.99
AudioBox USB 96K 25th Anniversary Edition Audio Interface • Woodwind and Brasswind $99.95 1 $99.95

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