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Mrs. Palmer from Lakewood CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Muted Brass for a Classy School Production!

My students need mutes for marching band, concert band, and jazz band to play great music!

  • $707 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Friendship, trust, creativity, passion, teamwork, and responsibility are just a few of the benefits of being a member of a high school Instrumental Music Department. Students thrive by listening to, performing, and analyzing music to the highest degree possible. But how do we do so without the materials we need?

We are in need of mutes for band and jazz band!

The musicians' skills range from beginner to future music major. The program is struggling financially. It is very difficult to raise the funds to provide a meaningful experience. Your donation will allow further enrichment for the musicians for years to come.

My Project

These mutes will allow the students to perform great music in the classroom, at concerts, festivals, and tournaments! It will reach many students of diverse cultures and musical backgrounds. Please help us to take our brass section to the next level with these beautiful, well-crafted mutes! Most of our population of students don’t otherwise have access to mutes. Your contribution will help the students to reach their full potential and play music of great variety and excellence. You will make a huge difference in the lives of these students and help show them how a generous donation can shape their musical experience.

Mrs. Palmer
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bb Trumpet Straight Mute • Woodwind and Brasswind $38.95 8 $311.60
TC7 Trombone Straight Mute • Woodwind and Brasswind $50.99 4 $203.96

Materials cost

$515.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$47.17

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$600.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$105.96

Total project goal

$706.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$706.42

1 Donor

-$353.21

Donations toward project cost

-$300.23

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.98

match offer

-$353.21

Match offer toward project cost

-$300.23

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.98

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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