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Mr. Vargo from Paterson NJ is requesting supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Music in the Key of Star Wars

My students need a keyboard, saxophone, recorders and a music book like no other.

  • $512 goal

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My Students

My students are all potential greatness waiting for that one special opportunity to shine. They have the drive to conquer any challenge, no matter how difficult, they rise to the occasion. Even when it comes to instruments, they have already started to experiment with creating their own.

Students volunteered to come to the new school that was closer to their house.

The school is in an urban environment where the crime rates keep students inside at night. We are fortunate for a new building, but we are lacking supplies.

My future musicians all receive free or reduced price lunch which sets them up to be ready to learn how music helps shape their lives. Not all my students will be contestants on the next American Idol, but I am sure a few of mine will be the judges.

My Project

Every student should be able to play some insturment during class. I do not like having children waiting to play an instrument. There are so many children that just have to get the instrument in their hand and they fall in love. Right now we do not have many instruments in my room so students are waiting for their turns. Having a keyboard would create more stations for students to go to and try to learn the keyboard.

Maybe I have the next Lisa Simpson waiting to be introduced to the saxophone.

I remember watching "The Simpsons" and being amazed at Lisa's "talent". The sax an amazing instrument that a lot of students want to try and master.

Everyone remembers their recorders from school. I would like to introduce my students to the recorders in a little bit of a different way. It would be great to introduce the students to the recorders in the sounds of Star Wars with the musical book of Star Wars melodies. It would be great to have something the students can relate to in my classroom with an instrument.

Mr. Vargo
Grades 6-8

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mendini by Cecilio MAS-L+92D+PB Gold Lacquer E Flat Alto Saxophone with Tuner, Case, Mouthpiece, 10 Reeds and More • Amazon Business $196.99 1 $196.99
RockJam 61-Key Electronic Keyboard SuperKit with Stand, Stool, Headphones & Power Supply • Amazon Business $119.99 1 $119.99
Ravel PR19CGN Transparent Recorder with Cleaning Rod and Bag, Green • Amazon Business $2.80 27 $75.60
Selections from Star Wars for Recorder (Music Is Fun) • Amazon Business $3.93 1 $3.93
Ravel PR19V Ivory Recorder with Cleaning Rod and Bag • Amazon Business $2.63 1 $2.63

Materials cost

$399.14

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$435.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.79

Total project goal

$511.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$511.92

2 Donors

-$255.96

Donations toward project cost

-$217.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.39

match offer

-$255.95

Match offer toward project cost

-$217.56

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.39

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$0.00

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