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Ms. Henry from Chesapeake VA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Student-led project

More Music for the Soul!

We need a set of concert toms for our music program.

  • $1,527 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

About My Students

Our high school is in a diverse portion of Virginia that has an extraordinary amount of single-parent households, indigent families, and military kids, who are often displaced from location to location. In this project, you will hear the voices of Chris and Bryan, two natural leaders in the music program. The band room is their second home! They are intuitive, intelligent, and creative eleventh graders. These students, as well as the entire music program, have been fundraising since school started. They have sold chocolate, gift cards, and other unique items. Despite their commitment to raise funds for the needed instruments, they fell short.

Becoming a member of our High School Music Program can benefit students in so many ways. For those who are just entering high school, the music program can become an instant family of friends and help make a somewhat scary transition so much easier. For everyone involved, the skills learned in our music program to achieve quality performance levels are the same skills that will make these students successful individuals, no matter what they choose to do in life. The members of our music program are completely committed to self-discipline, individual responsibility, and excellence. Our band director is totally committed to not only teaching students to become better musicians, but also to help them develop as better people.

In Their Own Words

We are trying to help a program that has helped us musically, socially, and emotionally. By obtaining a set of concert toms, it will not only help our sound, but also give relief to a budget that has had to bend to accommodate many low-income students. We feel that the income of our parents shouldn't deter us from studying different types of music.

We will not only spread the word about how great Donor's Choose is, but we will also make sure the other students appreciate and take care of the instruments. So often, when kids have no nice things at home, they have no knowledge of how to take care of nice things. We will ensure that the significance of obtaining these instruments is fully realized.

This project is so important because despite fundraising with chocolate and other items, we just haven't been able to afford these instruments. The community needs to be proud of our abilities to play these instruments and to show them that where they is a will, there is a way. The challenge that this project will solve is that we will finally be able to diversify our band and our sound, as opposed to the limited selection of instruments that we currently have.

Ms. Henry
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 999 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Symphonic Series DoubleHeaded Concert Tom Concert Drums • Woodwind and Brasswind $344.99 1 $344.99
Symphonic Series DoubleHeaded Concert Tom Concert Drums • Woodwind and Brasswind $326.99 1 $326.99
Symphonic Series DoubleHeaded Concert Tom Concert Drums • Woodwind and Brasswind $289.99 1 $289.99
Symphonic Series DoubleHeaded Concert Tom Concert Drums • Woodwind and Brasswind $286.99 1 $286.99

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