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Mr. Young from Carlsbad NM is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mute That Trumpet!

Help me give my students access to performance mutes. This is something we have never been able to provide before.

  • $442 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am the band director at C.H.S. I am blessed to work with the hardest working students in the high school. Our band program consists of marching band, varsity and junior varsity concert band, jazz band, pep band, color guard, and winter color guard.

Many students in the C.H.S.

Band use school instrument and come from diverse economic and cultural backgrounds. Most of our equipment is aging, and in poor playing condition. Although we are allocated a repair budget it is insubstantial for our needs. Wear and tear on school owned instruments and lack of yearly maintenance has expanded our need for replacements.

My Project

Both our Junior and Varsity Bands are preparing concert and contest music that requires the use of straight mutes. Most of our students can not afford mutes. In addition we have been unable to provide mutes for them.

This project we ensure the availability of mutes for this year and future years.

Having a complete set of mutes would allow us to select from are larger pool of music literature. In the past we have had to perform without mutes even though the music specifically ask for them. This has had an adverse effect on performance and performance assessment at concerts and contests.

Mr. Young
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
101 Trumpet Straight Mute • Woodwind and Brasswind $15.99 15 $239.85
151 Tenor Trombone Straight Mute • Woodwind and Brasswind $19.99 5 $99.95

Materials cost

$339.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$374.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.16

Total project goal

$441.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$441.06

3 Donors

-$333.65

Donations toward project cost

-$311.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$32.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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