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Mr. Ford from Spencer OK is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Music in the Making

Help me give my students the necessary tools to be successful in the musical classroom.

  • $683 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students have a long tradition of hard work and excellent musicianship. They come to school every day with a healthy dose of energy, creativity and potential. Even though the students are in middle school, the band has a reputation for marching in parades all across the state.

Our school is in Spencer, Oklahoma; a town full of history and community support.

My students love to learn and step up to the challenges they face in and out of school. We incorporate a variety of learning styles to make sure that each student's needs are met.

My Project

The students at our school are full of possibility and need a little help reaching their full potential. The band has around 45 students wanting to be percussionists (spread across 3 classes) but we don't currently have enough drumsticks for everyone to learn and play together.

Our school also recently launched the orchestra program and we have lots of instruments, but still need supplies like rosin that will be used for bows and rubber bands that will be used for shoulder rest sponges.

The dry erase lap boards will aid in the learning process quite a bit. It will allow students to engage in activities individually and receive immediate feedback from the instructor.

Mr. Ford
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
9x12 Double Sided Music Staff Dry Erase Lap Boards (10 Pack) • Amazon Business $42.50 2 $85.00
Violin and Viola Rosin • Woodwind and Brasswind $3.99 15 $59.85
Corpsmaster Ralph Hardimon Drum Sticks • Woodwind and Brasswind $11.49 5 $57.45
6-Pair American Classic Hickory Drum Sticks • Woodwind and Brasswind $56.94 1 $56.94
Corpsmaster Multi-Tenor Mallets Aluminum Shaft • Woodwind and Brasswind $26.17 2 $52.34
Bass Rosin • Woodwind and Brasswind $11.99 4 $47.96
Dark Cello Rosin • Woodwind and Brasswind $3.99 10 $39.90
Sterilite ClearView 3 Storage Drawer Organizer • Amazon Business $19.49 2 $38.98
Corpsmaster Marching Bass Mallets • Woodwind and Brasswind $38.93 1 $38.93
AmazonBasics Rubber Bands, Size 64 (3-1/2" x 1/4''), 320 Bands/1 lb. Pack , 3-Pack • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98

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