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  • $543 goal

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Ms. A.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 10 donors
  • $0 still needed
Student-led project

Microphones for Our School Choir

We need a set of microphones for the choir to use during practice and performances.

About My Students

There are many things that my students need to learn this school year. They need to learn how to sing like professionals. They are beautiful tenors, sopranos and altos. However, microphones would make them sound even better.

My students are from low-income families. About 90% qualify for the free lunch program. Some of them live with grandparents or are in foster homes. That's why I want them to succeed in school. This will lead to them going to college, which in turn will lead to them finding jobs and becoming successful adults.

We need some new microphones to project all of the lovely singing and speaking voices! We currently only have corded microphones, but since we perform grade level musicals and choir performances in the gym, it is difficult to adequately mic students. The cordless microphones will be used more efficiently in the large space in the gym. The microphone stands will benefit in the amplification of instrumentalists, since the microphone stands are designed to move around easily.

Music always helps students to learn. In the choir, the students have to read music and memorize 1000s of words. This is a skill that will help them in life.

In Their Own Words

We are trying to become the best choir in the state. We have amazing voices but we need to learn how to perform with microphones. These microphones will help us to hear each other in the large space that we practice in. It will also help others in the audience to hear us when we perform.

Darryl, 16, 10th grader

We will show others that they shouldn't be afraid to perform or speak in front of a large crowd. It's empowering to be heard by everyone. We should learn to speak and sing to a crowd so that they can see that they can do it too. There's no need to be afraid.

Angelica, 15, 9th grader

This project will help us to create a community of performers who are proud of themselves and their performances. A lot of times audiences will lose interest because they can't hear the performers. We will be able to connect with the audience if we have professional microphones that make us sound louder.

Nancy, 15, 9th grader

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pyle Professional 8 Channel UHF Wireless Microphone & Receiver System 4 Handheld Mics Belt Packs Transmitters Headsets & Lavalier Lapel Mics RF & AF Radio/Audio Frequency Digital Display (PDWM8225) • Amazon Business $389.99 1 $389.99

Materials cost

$389.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.68

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$461.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.44

Total project goal

$542.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$542.96

9 Donors

-$510.43

Donations toward project cost

-$433.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.56

match offer

-$32.53

Match offer toward project cost

-$27.65

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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10 donors10 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 250 students.

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