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Ms. Starling from Tampa FL is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mouthpieces for Musicians

Help me give my students the mouthpieces they need to learn to make music!!

  • $573 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The Sgt. Smith Middle School Band program provides every 6th grade student the opportunity to play trumpet or clarinet during the first semester of school. Through this experience students get to taste what it would be like to be in the full Band program, as well as opportunities to improve their skills in discipline, teamwork, character, and social & emotional learning. Many many times this may be the students only opportunity to experience the joy of playing a musical instrument.

My Project

Every musician has to start somewhere. My aspiring musicians start by learning trumpet and clarinet through or 6th grade program. These mouthpieces will provide them the startup equipment to get them going on their musical journey. For many of my students this may be the only opportunity to experience playing a musical instrument. We have the instruments but over time the mouthpieces have deteriorated past their ability to be used any longer. Without these mouthpieces the instruments can not be played. These mouthpieces will provide this opportunity for a greater number of students the ability to play the clarinet for many years to come.

Ms. Starling
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece Includes Mpc, Cap & Ligature • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.99 15 $449.85

Materials cost

$449.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$486.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.87

Total project goal

$572.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$572.47

8 Donors

-$382.00

Donations toward project cost

-$332.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.80

match offer

-$181.65

Match offer toward project cost

-$154.40

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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