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Ms. Lee from Chico CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

More Cowbell!

Help me give my students much needed percussion equipment such as cymbals, mallets and other auxiliary instruments.

  • $623 goal

This project expired on December 12, 2019.

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My Students

My school is a Waldorf method public charter in northern California. We are an arts-based curriculum and put a great emphasis on students having many different learning experiences and opportunities. We serve an economically and culturally diverse community and we impart an appreciation for different cultures through a comprehensive curriculum.

Every student should have the gift of music in their life!

Our students sing in all grades and all students learn the recorder and violin. Our middle school students all have instrumental music class and they have the option to select either orchestra or band.

The band is a newer program at our school. Interest and support for the program are very high, but resources are not. We have hobbled along these first 2 years with a small amount of donated percussion but the time has come to give that section a much-needed boost.

My Project

We are a fledgling, but enthusiastic, middle school band program. Our program includes a beginning and intermediate band and the program serves over 70 students. Students have an opportunity to learn a brass or woodwind instrument or to learn a variety of instruments as a member of the percussion section. Students who select this section to learn snare and bass drum, bells and a variety of auxiliary instruments such as cymbals and tambourine. Percussion is the heartbeat of the band and my percussion students have been doing an amazing job with pieced together donations and borrowed gear. It’s time to step up their game and give them the ability to play more technical and varied music. Help the beat go on!

Ms. Lee
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
B8X Band Cymbals, Pair • Woodwind and Brasswind $169.99 1 $169.99
B8X Suspended Cymbal • Woodwind and Brasswind $84.99 1 $84.99
TG01 General Bass Drum Mallets • Woodwind and Brasswind $38.61 1 $38.61
Suspended Cymbal Mallet • Woodwind and Brasswind $33.99 1 $33.99
Handheld Cowbell • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.99 1 $29.99
Fixed-Head Tambourine • Woodwind and Brasswind $28.22 1 $28.22
3-Pair Corpsmaster MS3 Snare Sticks • Woodwind and Brasswind $26.99 1 $26.99
Hickory Slapstick • Woodwind and Brasswind $24.99 1 $24.99
Cowbell Beater • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99
Resonator Bell Mallets • Woodwind and Brasswind $4.59 1 $4.59

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