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Ms. Smith from Frederick MD is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mini Musicians in Need of Bass!

Help me give my students a diatonic bass xylophone in order to perform harmony

  • $693 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Tell me, I forget, show me, I remember, involve me, I understand."- Carl Orff. My students love using instruments in music class and enjoy hands on activities. Students at my school are compassionate, creative, and full of life. As English language learners, my students face many challenges in their educational lives. My students also come from poverty and deal with overcoming trauma on a daily basis.

Music helps children improve motor skills, improve self confidence and self esteem, and even boost test scores!

Music is a part of societies and all cultures and communities. Because of music’s ability to relax, calm and heal, my students of trauma can find release in their weekly music classes.

My Project

My students are in need of a diatonic bass xylophone. A bass xylophone is an essential component of an Orff ensemble. These instruments are used to perform harmony by accompanying folk songs. Xylophones have bars that resonate to project a sound when they are hit with mallets.

Orff instruments are versatile, adaptable, and allow for differentiation when teaching.

Bars are removable to accommodate for a students individual skill level. Bars can be removed for different key signatures. The low bass xylophone will help students feel the pulse of the music and help keep our musicians playing together as an ensemble.

Ms. Smith
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Xylophone Regular Diatonic • Woodwind and Brasswind $519.99 1 $519.99

Materials cost

$519.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.20

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$588.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$103.94

Total project goal

$692.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$692.93

1 Donor

-$692.93

Donations toward project cost

-$588.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$103.94

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$0.00

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