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Mrs. Ravitch from Sherman Oaks CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Music Stands for Every Student

Help me give my students quality music stands that will ensure all students can view their music during class.

  • $667 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students work hard and are very dedicated to practicing and becoming better musicians. Many show up to school early or stay late just to practice. Over a third of all students at the school participate in the music program. The shared goals and camaraderie among the students has developed a strong community.

So many students want to participate that most have to share instruments and other musical equipment.

Many come from homes of modest means, and they do not take anything for granted. The students have shown significant heart, determination, and dedication to succeed.

My Project

Music stands are used by every student in every class, every day. Many of our current stands have been used for so many years that they are no longer functional. Most classes end with at least one student's music being dumped on the ground because the stand has worn out and can no longer support the weight of their music folder. My students and I have worked on our stands retightening bolts and repainting them in order to extend the usage of what we have. However, some are beyond repair.

By donating to our project, you will provide a gift that will be used every class, every day.

This donation will prevent us from having to crowd three or more students around one stand, ensuring that every student will be able to easily see their music during class rehearsals.

Mrs. Ravitch
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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Materials Cost Quantity Total
M48 Carton of 6 Music Stands • Woodwind and Brasswind $242.44 2 $484.88

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