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

Musical Instruments and Music Games Teach Valuable Lessons

My students need musical instruments and games to ignite their musical greatness.

  • $2,205 goal

This project expired on July 8, 2018.

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My Students

Students in our school are taught leadership skills, team building skills, and participate in a variety of after-school clubs Our children are of migrant families and due to Hurricane Irma, many are facing numerous challenges as their homes slowly get rebuilt. We have a dance program that is part of our performing arts. At the end of each year and during the holidays, our dance ensembles perform in the community for free, allowing others to experience the beauty of dance. We have students from kinder to sixth grade, and most all our students come from low-income families. Our students are eager to learn, courageous, teachable and grateful for what they have. Our scholars walk to and from school and are used to working hard during their long day at school. They are served breakfast, lunch, and dinner during a normal day and have the option to participate in a club after school such as; photography, sports, yoga, art, and computer.

My Project

We will be hiring a music teacher over the summer, so our scholars will have the opportunity to learn and play musical instruments such as bongos, snare, ukulele steel drums and electric drums. I would like to start an after-school music club in which we can play music-themed games such as the sing it shout it game, hot potato and have the opportunity to actually learn music through playing musical bingo, creative musical components, song burst, karaoke machine and electric drums. I can play drums and guitar so teaching the basic chords and rudiments using the lightweight rhythm drumsticks.My vision for the music project is to expose students to singing using the karaoke system and teach the entire class basic drum rudiments; such as paradiddles, marches and keeping time with the air drumsticks. I think the variety of drums such as electric, steel, conga, and bongos would offer the younger students a chance to explore their musical potentials. Students can also use the drop mix music game system on rainy days in my Physical Education classes to learn about composers, instruments, music appreciation and music history. A talent show or musical performance could take place at the end of the year to showcase scarf juggling, snare drum, djembe drums, ukulele, and singing with the microphones. Electric rock beat drumsticks would be perfect to help students with rhythm, self-confidence, musical expression, and harmony practiced using the microphones.

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

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This project will reach 250 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Singtrix Party Bundle Premium Edition Home Karaoke System - #SGTX1 • Amazon Business $349.99 1 $349.99
Panyard W1084 Jumbie Jam Steel Drum Pan Ready to Play Kit, Pan in G-Major with Table Top Stand, Made in USA, Authentic, 16", Silver • Amazon Business $143.48 2 $286.96
Pearl M1330102 13 x 3 Inches Natural Finish Maple Piccolo Snare Drum • Amazon Business $204.99 1 $204.99
Spectrum AIL 602 7-Pad Digital Drum Set with Adjustable Stand, Pedals, Sticks and AC Adapter • Amazon Business $149.99 1 $149.99
Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII | 25-Key Ultra-Portable USB MIDI Drum Pad & Keyboard Controller with Joystick, VIP Software Download Included • Amazon Business $99.00 1 $99.00
Soprano Ukulele Beginner Pack-21 Inch w/ Gig Bag Fast Learn Songbook Digital Tuner All in One Kit • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
DropMix Music Gaming System • Amazon Business $68.90 1 $68.90
Zinnor Creative Children Lightweight Rhythm Sticks Electronic Rock Beat Rhythm Drum Sticks Air Drumsticks for Children Toy,Personal Gift Musical Party Gimmick • Amazon Business $14.49 4 $57.96
Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory: Rhythm Double Bingo • Amazon Business $18.93 3 $56.79
Pearl S830 Snare Stand, New Uni-Lock, New Collars and Double Braced Tripod • Amazon Business $54.30 1 $54.30
Promark Forward Balance 5A FireGrain Drumsticks • Amazon Business $12.99 4 $51.96
Forum Novelties Gold Saxophone Party Kazoo Play Musical Instrument • Amazon Business $5.75 8 $46.00
DJEMBE DRUM BONGO HAND CARVED AFRICAN ABORIGINAL DOT ART DESIGN by Bethlehem Gifts TM (6 inches) • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
Bongo Drum Set for Adults Kids Beginners Professionals [Upgrade Packaging] - 2 Sets 6” and 7” Tunable Percussion Instruments - Natural Animal Hides Hickory Shells Durable Wood Metal with Tuning Wrench • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Rhythm Bingo - Level 1 Resource Kit • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Micpioneer Wireless Microphone Karaoke Speaker Audio in/out Portable Bluetooth Karaoke Player for Home Party, Gift(Rose Golden) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Spontuneous - The Song Game - Sing It or Shout It - Talent NOT Required (Best Family / Party Board Games for Kids, Teens, Adults - Boy & Girls Ages 8 & Up) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Song Burst (The Complete the Lyric Game) • Amazon Business $28.90 1 $28.90
Ideal Hot Potato Electronic Musical Passing Game • Amazon Business $8.69 3 $26.07
Creativity for Kids Creativity Can Music - Open Ended Music Fun, 100+ Craft Components • Amazon Business $9.34 2 $18.68
TecUnite 32 Pieces Square Dance Scarf Magic Scarves Juggling Scarf for Kids, 24 by 24 Inch, 16 Colors • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Jmkcoz 12pcs Square Juggling Silk Dance Scarves Magic Tricks Performance Props Accessories Movement Scarves Rhythm Band Scarf 24 by 24 Inches 6 Colors • Amazon Business $8.98 2 $17.96
ROCKSTIX 2 HD BLUE, BRIGHT LED LIGHT UP DRUMSTICKS, with fade effect, Set your gig on fire! • Amazon Business $16.90 1 $16.90
Scenstar Creative Children Lightweight Rhythm Sticks Electronic Rock Beat Rhythm Drum Sticks Air Drumsticks for Children Toy Musical Instrument (Silver) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

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