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Ms. Bue from Montrose CO is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Multicultural Music Experience

Help me give my students an authentic music experience with instruments from various cultures.

  • $906 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

It never ceases to amaze me how music can bring people together and create such a special bond. My students come from all different kinds of backgrounds culturally, financially, emotionally, and musically. Each and every one of them brings something unique to the classroom and into the music. Singing is fueled by vulnerability which isn't always easy to find in the world of middle school.

Choir is a place of refuge for many of my students.

They come to escape social drama, troubled home lives, academic pressure, mental illness, and other weights. Some things cannot be expressed through words alone; my students sing to express what they cannot speak. Together, they create one voice full of passion, emotion, and beauty.

My Project

When choosing multicultural songs for my choirs to sing, I'd like to be able to also teach them about the relative instruments and allow them to accompany themselves for performances. Many of my students are Hispanic, but not many of them have had the chance to play instruments of their culture. The instruments I have chosen include Hispanic as well as other cultures from around the world.

When children listen, sing, and play music from diverse cultures, they also gain knowledge about diversity, tolerance, and cultural understanding.

These skills help us be better human beings. When youths participate in such ways, they also play a part in preserving and passing on cultural traditions. Learning to appreciate diverse people and cultures is one of my main goals for my students. Giving them the chance to learn about and play these instruments provides a wonderful path for that journey.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Groove Wire Cajon • Woodwind and Brasswind $169.99 1 $169.99
Artifact Series Hand Carved Djembe • Woodwind and Brasswind $148.95 1 $148.95
PCDR NEW 150-199 36 MONTH ADH REPLACEMENT PLAN • Woodwind and Brasswind $43.99 1 $43.99
PCDR NEW 100-149 36 MONTH ADH REPLACEMENT PLAN • Woodwind and Brasswind $35.99 1 $35.99
Wooden Maracas - Rainbow Finish • Woodwind and Brasswind $33.99 1 $33.99
Vibra-slap • Woodwind and Brasswind $33.93 1 $33.93
LP547 Djembe Bag • Woodwind and Brasswind $32.99 1 $32.99
Bamboo Rainstick • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.99 1 $29.99
Finger Cymbal Pair • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.99 1 $29.99
Sleigh Bells on Handle • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.99 1 $29.99
Standard Cajon Bag • Woodwind and Brasswind $24.99 1 $24.99
Grenadilla Wood Clave • Woodwind and Brasswind $22.09 1 $22.09
CP380 Tambourine Double Row • Woodwind and Brasswind $19.99 1 $19.99
Professional Wood Block • Woodwind and Brasswind $19.99 1 $19.99
4-Piece Egg Shaker Set with Soft to Extra Loud Volumes • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$685.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$43.89

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$770.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$135.89

Total project goal

$905.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$905.92

6 Donors

-$796.66

Donations toward project cost

-$682.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$113.75

match offer

-$102.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$87.12

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.38

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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