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Mrs. Mitchell from Hamilton City CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

No more toys, time for real musical equipment!

My students need the supplies, such as cords and percussion equipment, to fill in the gaps of the new music program.

  • $771 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Hola, soy la maestra de musica. Our music program serves K-5 classes with 30 minutes of instruction a week, offers two middle school band classes, a high school band, and a piano keyboarding class for alternative ed high school students. There was no music last year, and it has been fun and crazy year so far for me, meeting students and families, hunting through closets for supplies, figuring out repairs, and designing the new music program. The progress this year would not have been possible without support from generous and caring donors.

About 90% of our students are on free and reduced lunch, in this farming community.

90% of band students rely on the district to provide the instruments and their maintenance. 10% of students own instruments, and no students rent them.

The students have had a great year so far, playing in concerts, festivals, and even recording at a professional studio. They are ready for their next challenges. Thank you for checking out our project! Muchas gracias!

My Project

The piano room was completely empty when we got it in January, and now that we have dusted off all the equipment we could find in the closets around the school, we are ready to fill in the gaps that will make the room fully functioning. Cords, a mic and basic office supplies will help the piano lab come to life!

In band, the percussion section has to often skip parts because we don't have the equipment, or they have to use an elementary school version of their instrument.

Middle school and high school students are ready to put away the toys, and get their hands on professional equipment.

"El salón de piano estaba completamente vacío cuando lo obtuvimos en enero, y ahora que hemos desempolvado todo el equipo que pudimos encontrar en los armarios de la escuela, estamos listos para llenarlos. Esto harán que la sala funcione completamente. ¡Cables, un micrófono y suministros básicos de oficina ayudarán a que el salón de piano obtenga vida!

En la banda, la sección de percusión a menudo tiene que brincar partes porque no tenemos el equipo, o tienen que usar una versión de escuela primaria. Los estudiantes de la escuela intermedia y secundaria están listos para guardarlos y poner sus manos en el equipo profesional."

Mrs. Mitchell
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bell Kit w/ Rolling Cart • Woodwind and Brasswind $159.99 1 $159.99
Tre35 Aluminum Classic Chimes with Soft Bag and Free Mount • Woodwind and Brasswind $139.99 1 $139.99
SM58 Dynamic Handheld Vocal Microphone • Woodwind and Brasswind $99.00 1 $99.00
LP243 Super Guiro • Woodwind and Brasswind $37.03 1 $37.03
Hot Jams for Recorder: With Guitar and Drum, Book & CD • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Electric Pencil Sharpener, Heavy-duty Helical Blade to Fast Sharpen, Auto Stop for Pencils (6-8mm), USB or Battery Operated in School Classroom/Office/Home (USB and AC Adapter Included) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Electric Pencil Sharpener - Battery Operated (No Cord) - Ideal For No. 2 and Colored Pencils (Drawing, Coloring) - Small and Durable - Kid Friendly - Artist , Students , and Professionals • Amazon Business $15.97 1 $15.97
Essential Interconnect Cable 3.5 mm TRS Male to 1/4" TS Male • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.99 1 $9.99
AmazonBasics 50% Recycled Color Paper - Blue, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 20 lbs, 1 Ream (500 Sheets) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Swingline 3 Hole Punch, SmartTouch, Low Force, 12 Sheets Punch Capacity (74134) • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
Strenco 1" Self Adhesive Black Hook and Loop 5 yards Sticky Back Tape Fastener 15 feet - Light Weight • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Screwdriver Set • Woodwind and Brasswind $7.70 1 $7.70
Standard of Excellence Book 1 Baritone Sax • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.95 1 $6.95
Essential Headphone Adapter 1/4" TRS Male to 3.5 mm TRS Female • Woodwind and Brasswind $5.99 1 $5.99
CMP310 Mono 3.5mm Male TRS to 1/4in Male TS Mono Interconnect Patch Cable • Woodwind and Brasswind $5.95 1 $5.95
Standard Of Excellence Book 1 Enhancer Kit • Woodwind and Brasswind $4.50 1 $4.50

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