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Mr. Scherquist from New York NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

One Band... Too Many Sounds!

My students need a set of broadband sound-proofing panels.

  • $623 goal

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I am the Instrumental Music Instructor at at a school for performing arts. Our college preparatory school infuses performing arts in all subject areas and is committed to instilling our core values of Integrity, Community, Artistry, Respect, and Excellence (ICARE) in our students. The Concert Band is now in its second year. Students, many of whom have never played an instrument before, have excelled and are excited about bringing their music to the next level this year.

Because our Band room is in the Basement, we are next door to the school cafeteria. Our building hosts FOUR different schools in the building. So, as we are holding class, there is, more often than not, a school having lunch in the cafeteria. The noise level from the cafeteria is often disruptive and interferes with the educational process.

Installing sound absorption on our walls will not only keep the distractions from the cafeteria out of the room, but enhance the sound coming from within our room as well. Also, keeping the sound in our room may very well result in the cafeteria's noise level decreasing as the students won't be competing with our sound level.

Your help will contribute to creating a quiet and more focused learning environment. It will help cultivate students' aural abilities in music as they will be able to focus their attention on the lesson at hand.

Mr. Scherquist
Grades 9-12
  • Urban Assembly Institute for New Technologies
  • New York, NY

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This project will reach 180 students.

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Broadway Broadband Panels with Beveled Edge 2X24X48 (Grey) • Woodwind & Brasswind $449.99 1 $449.99

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