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Ms. Kay from Union City NJ is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Musicians need Basics at Home

Help me give my students reeds and basic instrument care supplies to mail home.

  • $289 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are a diverse community of learners that are learning to collaborate as musicians in an urban environment. We are fortunate to be in a school that supports the arts as part of a balanced curriculum. However, many of my students come from low income families and purchasing instruments for students may not be their highest priority.

With the switch to distance learning, my students are now faced with new challenges such as lack of access to devices, Internet, and materials.

Our city has been hard hit by the virus and many of my students are looking for ways to keep busy that are not strictly academic.

My goal with distance learning projects is to not only get necessary supplies to my kids but to even the playing field.

My Project

My reed broke! Where is the valve oil? I need cork grease! These are all normal things I hear day to day in my instrumental classroom. These are supplies that every music student will use and go through. This is not due to student misuse but to regular wear and tear.

Without knowing the extent of how long we will be learning from home, my young musicians do not have enough basic supplies to continue playing for much longer.

For them, these essential items are the difference between practicing and losing the skills they have developed. Without access to reeds, my saxophones and clarinets will not be able to generate a sound. No valve oil? My trumpet players valves will begin to freeze. These basic supplies will give them the tools they need to be successful at home.

Ms. Kay
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bb Clarinet Reeds, Box of 25 • Woodwind and Brasswind $41.99 1 $41.99
Metronic 50pcs Poly Bubble Mailers 6x10 Inch Padded Envelopes #0 Bubble Lined Poly Mailer Self Seal Pink • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
101 Hit Songs: for Flute • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Alto Saxophone Reeds • Woodwind and Brasswind $23.99 1 $23.99
Alto Saxophone Reeds • Woodwind and Brasswind $23.49 1 $23.49
Cork Grease • Woodwind and Brasswind $1.29 10 $12.90
Metronic 50pcs Poly Bubble Mailers 4x8 Inch Padded Envelopes #000 Bubble Lined Poly Mailer Self Seal Pink • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Valve Oil • Woodwind and Brasswind $0.99 10 $9.90
Accent on Achievement (Trumpet) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Sharpie Extreme Permanent Markers, Black, 4-Count • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97

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