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Mr. Way from La Mesa CA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

MORE Mouthpieces for Maturing Musicians

My students need quality clarinet, saxophone, and trombone mouthpieces as they are a critical part of creating a professional quality sound.

  • $1,079 goal

This project expired on April 2, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our band program is growing, both in numbers and quality. Unfortunately we have no budget to provide the instruments and equipment they desperately deserve. They create amazing results on inferior, old, and often damaged equipment.

Our students participate in a diverse musical environment, providing community concerts as well as competing amongst their peers on a regular basis.

They produce results on par with bands and orchestras who receive far more funding than they do, and they do so with a spirit and character that defines our school community. They deserve better, because they already produce inspiring brilliance when working with so very little.

My Project

These mouthpieces are the beginning of helping many students produce a more characteristic sound on their instruments, while also making the daily task of performing greatly easier. These products make it easier to articulate notes smoothly and clearly, and each students' tone quality will increase immediately just by virtue of using better equipment.

My music classes are often the only reason some of these students show up to school, and they produce amazing musical results far beyond what one would expect from a Title 1 impoverished school.

We simply do not have enough mouthpieces for everyone. Please help them by providing them the necessary tools for excellence.

Mr. Way
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 12 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
C85 Series Bass Clarinet Mouthpiece • Woodwind & Brasswind $229.95 1 $229.95
Mark III Bass Clarinet Ligature and Cap • Woodwind & Brasswind $22.99 1 $22.99
Dark Contra-Bass Clarinet Ligature and Cap • Woodwind & Brasswind $19.99 1 $19.99
Standard Large Shank Trombone Mouthpiece in Silver • Woodwind & Brasswind $59.99 2 $119.98
Standard Series Small Shank Trombone Mouthpiece in Silver • Woodwind & Brasswind $59.99 2 $119.98
S90 Baritone Saxophone Mouthpiece • Woodwind & Brasswind $214.99 1 $214.99
Versa Baritone Saxophone Ligature and Cap • Woodwind & Brasswind $44.49 1 $44.49
Teeth and Mouthpiece Saver • Woodwind & Brasswind $3.49 7 $24.43

Materials cost

$796.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$72.91

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$916.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$161.76

Total project goal

$1,078.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,078.42

2 Donors

-$539.21

Donations toward project cost

-$458.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$80.88

match offer

-$539.21

Match offer toward project cost

-$458.33

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$80.88

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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