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Mr. Kilby from N Charleston SC is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

New Jingles and Dings

Help me give my students professional grade auxiliary percussion instruments. None of the above instruments are toys; it may seem silly to non-musicians, but quality auxiliary instruments really make the whole ensemble shine!

  • $622 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Yearly, I teach two percussion ensemble classes with a total of 25 students, and then 3 steel drums classes with a total of 60-70 students. The steel drum ensemble has students at a variety of different levels, some who have played steel drums for 3 years, others who have never played a musical instrument. The percussion ensemble classes have highly skilled students that work on advanced techniques and repertoire fit to serve them should they continue studying percussion in college. The students are extremely eager to learn, and there is a tangible feeling of momentum in all the classes. After a successful first 3 years, the students are beginning to understand what they are musically capable of!

My Project

Quality auxiliary percussion instruments are often the first overlooked component to a school band room. Many instruments are long overlooked or borrowed from elementary or middle programs at the last minute, and percussionists don't learn to make quality sounds on them.

Auxiliary percussion instruments have a tremendous role in pop culture and in enhance the sound of an ensemble.

Imagine a movie soundtrack without cymbals, triangle, and tambourines! Students need professional grade instruments to receive immediate feedback (the sound they are producing) that is meaningful. Great technique on poor instruments will yield no results, while a mastery of skill on a high quality instrument will produce great music!

Mr. Kilby
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, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 77 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
T2/HS Hybrid Double-Row 10" Tambourine • Woodwind and Brasswind $189.00 1 $189.00
Bronze Pro-Hammered Triangle • Woodwind and Brasswind $158.25 1 $158.25
TB Professional Triangle Beater Sets • Woodwind and Brasswind $79.50 1 $79.50
Sleigh Bells on Handle • Woodwind and Brasswind $31.99 1 $31.99

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