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Mr. Blackwood from Charlotte NC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Musicals, Guitars, and a Whole Lot of Strummin'

My students need a fun K-3 Musical, 3 Guitar Method Books, and 144 Guitar Picks.

  • $239 goal

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My Students

“Ah, music," he said, wiping his eyes. "A magic beyond all we do here!” -Albus Dumbledore (Headmaster of Hogwarts)

Don't let title 1 fool you, my elementary students are hungry for music and ready to battle whatever challenges they face.

We have worked incredibly hard in the past two years to turn our music program into one of the fastest growing in the district. They volunteer extra hours to commit to music education outside of school and submit non-required, ungraded work for the room including written lyrics, music notation sheets, and rehearsal plans.

My Project

These are essential curriculum supplies! We now have 15 guitars in the room ready for use. I want to expand beyond basic chords and improvisational instruction. With these materials, my 2nd through 5th graders will learn how to use picks without fear of loosing or breaking too many. The books will strengthen their notation reading and chord chart reading skills while working on popular music. The Musical for the K-1 is in the late Spring. I want a fun, amusing performance. And how cool would it be if my 5th graders played guitar for their musical? Lots of possibilities...

Watching someone play a guitar or sing is one thing.

Learning to play and sing is a completely different level. Playing along to favorites songs inspires one to strive further. An insatiable hunger builds inside, soon the only thing they want to do is get better. This is the mindset I am instilling into my students. This hunger will travel to other aspects of school and life. They will understand not to settle for less. Learning music cultures resilient, intelligent, and forever young minds.

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Mr. Blackwood
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 610 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hats! A Musical That Celebrates What's Underneath (Classroom Kit) • Woodwind and Brasswind $67.99 1 $67.99
351 Premium Medium Guitar Picks - 144 Count • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.99 1 $29.99
The Greatest Rock Guitar Fake Book • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.71 1 $29.71
Guitar Method Complete Edition (Book/CD) • Woodwind and Brasswind $21.24 1 $21.24
Standards for Guitar Chords & Melody • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.31 1 $9.31

Materials cost

$158.24

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.34

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.37

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$202.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.81

Total project goal

$238.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$238.76

5 Donors

-$238.76

Donations toward project cost

-$202.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.81

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$0.00

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