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Mr. Siekierski from Buffalo NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Music Supplies to be Successful!

My students need clarinet and saxophone reeds and neck straps to be able to play their instruments, rosin for their violin bows, and percussion for parts to be covered.

  • $510 goal

This project expired on February 14, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are excited to be a part of instrumental music class. They love playing and learning. I want my students to feel good about what they are doing and to be able to go home and say they had fun at school learning how to play their instrument.

The students in my program come from low-income families.

Most all are on the free-reduced lunch program. Despite this, they are eager and determined to overcome that to learn how to play an instrument. The school is very supportive of the program. Students are able to come to my room, take a lesson on their instrument, and go home and practice. They absolutely love it.

My Project

Because most of my students come from low-income families, they cannot afford to pay much money for lessons. I charge them a nominal fee to "rent" their instrument. However, it is not enough for me to purchase supplies for them. These resources will allow me to have the supplies they need to succeed without worrying about having to pay more for their learning. I also barely get a budget to support my program. And, because I am at two schools, I have to split my amount and use it wisely for my students. My students will require reeds to be able to play their clarinets and saxophones, neck straps to hold their saxophones, a mouthpiece puller to remove mouthpieces stuck on trumpet and trombones, rosin for violin bows, and claves and a wood block for the percussionists to play the part that is written in the music. These are basic materials that my students will need to be successful and my limited budget does not allow me to purchase all of these. The project will help us get through.

This project will help take the stress off of paying more money off of families and give the students an opportunity to have fun and learn.

This project will ensure my students will have the supplies to succeed!

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

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bb Clarinet Reeds, Box of 25 • Woodwind and Brasswind $34.59 2 $69.18
Bb Clarinet Reeds, Box of 25 • Woodwind and Brasswind $34.59 2 $69.18
Saxophone Neck Strap • Woodwind and Brasswind $11.49 4 $45.96
Clave Block • Woodwind and Brasswind $31.59 1 $31.59
Alto Saxophone Reeds, Box of 25 • Woodwind and Brasswind $47.99 1 $47.99
Mouthpiece Puller • Woodwind and Brasswind $43.88 1 $43.88
Tenor Saxophone Reeds, Box of 10 • Woodwind and Brasswind $32.99 1 $32.99
Violin/Viola Rosin • Woodwind and Brasswind $2.84 10 $28.40
LE-2368 Claves • Woodwind and Brasswind $15.99 1 $15.99
Bell Mallets • Woodwind and Brasswind $11.99 1 $11.99

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