My students come from diverse backgrounds (95% minority), yet they are unified in the pursuit of musical excellence. Music class provides a safe community for creative, emotional, and social opportunities. Students learn employable skills like goal-setting, teamwork, and responsibility through ensemble while making lifelong friendships!
I teach at a school in central Virginia where 100% of students can receive both free breakfast and free lunch, and about 50% of music students speak English as a second language (current or former ESOL students).
Every year, several of the most dedicated students are selected for honor music ensembles such as the All-County Orchestra and the Central Regional Orchestra. Fortunately, our school works creatively to assure that no student misses out on an educational opportunity due to money, and DonorsChoose.org has been "instrumental" making it happen!
The year's not over yet! We have fun learning goals and awesome performances still to come. While we have great sets of music books, we are a few books short of complete classroom sets due to program growth.
By donating to our project, you assure that my students the materials they need to finish the year with high-quality music making!
The orchestra books we have requested are a hodgepodge of what is missing for complete instrumentation. We have also requested guitar ensemble books that will be used for a specific all-county event that is fast approaching. Lastly, I have included award pins to be given out to our 3rd-year students as they "graduate" middle school. Please help me provide materials to these talented student musicians!
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