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Ms. Owenby from Kinston NC is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Music Matters- Sound Equipment for Elementary K-5

Help me give my students and school access to quality sound and audio equipment!

  • $743 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are all located in a low-income area of the county. We have a total of 250 students, and they each receive music weekly. Providing these students with quality sound equipment will allow us to be able to put on performances and amplify our music for school-wide events throughout the year without having to ask churches and other organizations around town if we can borrow theirs. We are striving to be self-sufficient. I am a first-year music teacher and I am seeking some assistance in getting long-lasting and moveable sound equipment for our elementary school. I (and the students) so appreciate your help!

My Project

These materials will allow our students to be heard at our school performances and performances around the community. We would love to be able to take small ensembles out into the town to perform at community events and gatherings. These materials will assist with school-wide dances, musicals, talent shows, and fundraising events. At this time we are having to rely on local churches and organizations to let us borrow PA sound equipment for all of our school events. These materials would allow us to be self-sufficient, and allow us to do more spur-of-the-moment activities for the students, staff, and families.

Ms. Owenby
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PA-SYS15 Complete Dual Speaker PA Package • Woodwind and Brasswind $399.95 1 $399.95
SM58 Dynamic Handheld Vocal Microphone • Woodwind and Brasswind $89.00 1 $89.00
20' XLR Microphone Cable • Woodwind and Brasswind $17.99 2 $35.98
MS235 Round Base Microphone Stand • Woodwind and Brasswind $24.99 1 $24.99

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