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Mr. Poole from Miami FL is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Music Instruments for Underserved School

My students need 3 clarinets with extra reeds and a trumpet. We have as many as 30 (thirty) students per class and currently have only one working brass instrument and one working woodwind instrument: a trombone and a flute.

  • $2,349 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from underprivileged families and several are in the foster care system. Many have behavioral issues; music will greatly help them appropriately express themselves and utilize discipline to improve behavior, learn to count (fractions, addition, etc.) and improve reading through comprehension, vocabulary and spelling. Our current inventory of music instruments is considerably lacking: most instruments are unusable due to severe damage and/or missing parts. Most students in all age groups do not know how to read or play music at all due to lack of resources.

My Project

I chose a trumpet and three clarinets. We currently have no trumpets to use, and this instrument is vital for students to have a well-rounded music education. I also chose three clarinets based on the price value, which will enable us to purchase more instruments and increase usability for many students per class. As of now, we have only one usable brass instrument and one woodwind instrument.

These instruments will greatly benefit students and unlock potential talent and immense creativity.

If we are able to fund this project, we will provide artistic enrichment for countless students for several years to come.

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Mr. Poole
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 300 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CL711 Bb Student Clarinet • Woodwind and Brasswind $399.00 3 $1,197.00
BTR-1277 Series Student Bb Trumpet • Woodwind and Brasswind $699.99 1 $699.99
Bb Clarinet Reeds, Box of 25 • Woodwind and Brasswind $39.99 1 $39.99

Materials cost

$1,936.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$29.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,996.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$352.24

Total project goal

$2,348.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,348.27

10 Donors

-$2,265.88

Donations toward project cost

-$1,929.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$336.39

match offer

-$78.28

Match offer toward project cost

-$66.54

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.74

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.11

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$0.00

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