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Ms. Austin from North Chesterfield VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Music Books and Award Pins

Help me give my students music books and award pins for our final concerts of the year.

  • $330 goal

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My Students

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 has been "instrumental" making it happen!

My Project

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!

Ms. Austin
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 78 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Everybody's Guitar Ensembles 1 • Amazon Business $8.95 14 $125.30
String Explorer for Violin, Book 1 • Woodwind and Brasswind $7.99 2 $15.98
20 Progressive Solos for String Instruments Piano Acc. • Woodwind and Brasswind $15.95 1 $15.95
String Festival Solos, Vol 1: Violin Solo • Amazon Business $6.95 2 $13.90
Essential Elements for Strings Book 1 • Woodwind and Brasswind $5.50 2 $11.00
Essential Elements for Strings Book 2 • Woodwind and Brasswind $5.50 2 $11.00
3-Piece Small Tan Acoustic String Guitar Musician Lapel or Hat Pin & Tie Tack Set with Clutch Back by Novel Merk • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Novel Merk 3-Piece Red-Toned String Violin Fiddle Musician Lapel or Hat Pin & Tie Tack Set with Clutch Back • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
3-Piece Dark Brown String Violin Fiddle Musician Lapel or Hat Pin & Tie Tack Set with Clutch Back by Novel Merk • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
20 Progressive Solos for String Instruments Violin • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
String Explorer for Viola, Book 1 • Woodwind and Brasswind $7.99 1 $7.99
Chamber Music for Two String Instruments, Bk 2: 2 Violas • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

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