You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Ms. Farrand from Chicago IL is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Orff Xylophone for Young Musicians!

My students need an alto xylophone and xylophone mallets to play in general music for performing and composing music. The xylophone will be used in classroom music improvisations. Students will learn to improvise by playing rhythmic and melodic patterns on the instrument.

  • $358 goal

This project expired on May 28, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Think back to the joy you have seen on the face of a child when they have been playing an instrument such as the xylophone with a musical ensemble when they were composing and performing music. It is truly a transforming experience for children!

I teach general music to students in public elementary schools in preschool to grade 8 at 2 schools in Illinois.

The students are enthusiastic about learning music, as there is a focus on movement, singing, and classroom instruments in the primary grades. In the upper grades students learn about the elements of music through classroom instruments such as keyboards, ukulele, or guitar, depending on which instruments are owned by the school. Students at the school where these instruments will be used are predominantly Hispanic, with many students speaking both English and Spanish.

My Project

There is a need at both schools for Orff instruments, or xylophones. For this project I have requested one diatonic alto xylophone with mallets. This will be added to the small collection of Orff instruments which I have started to build with the assistance of Donors Choose contributors! With this xylophone, students in music classes grades K-5 will accompany singing and music activities by having a student play chordal accompaniment. Students will be able to compose music on this xylophone and other classroom instruments, and then perform the composition for the class. The xylophone will also be used in classroom music improvisations. Students will learn to improvise by playing rhythmic and melodic patterns on the instrument. Students will learn about elements of movement by dancing to songs played on the xylophone.

Your donation to this project will allow students to develop their improvisation, composition, and performance skills.

The creativity of my students will be cultivated, and the arts of music and movement will be naturally fused!

Ms. Farrand
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 240 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Farrand is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Xylophone • Woodwind & Brasswind $244.99 1 $244.99
Orff Mallets • Woodwind & Brasswind $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


3 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Chicago","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[18204],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":497495,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":240,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Farrand","authorIds":{"18204":{"owner":"Ms. Farrand","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[497495],"proposalHash":"2141172275","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":33082,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["Nzg3MDE1","MTQ1MzU=","MTgyMDQ="],"teacherId":18204,"schoolCounty":"Cook","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}