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Mr. Salcido from Ontario CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Original Music Composition Can Be Fun!

My students need tuned percussion and Finale to learn the art of composition. These Items will help them accomplish their goals of creating music and exciting compositions.

  • $1,290 goal

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My Students

Some of my 1500 students have discovered that they would like to be able to learn to compose their own music. These kids "come ready to play", they deserve the best for their efforts! We need these items to help these student explore and create and show their artistic abilities to others.

My student come from a Title 1 District (Low Economic Community).These kids (5th and 6th grade) are under extreme pressures, which are all around them everyday of their lives.

They come to Music Class to enjoy a little reprieve from their daily lives. They do it all with open hearts and a sense of pride and happiness. These students are smart, funny, happy, interested and most of all...they love music!

My Project

For this music project I am requesting a variety of "tuned" percussion instruments and composition software for my students. These tuned percussion instruments and software will be used to explore and create new compositions that the students will perform this year and in future years. With these instruments and software, students will be able to have the equipment and instruments to write and play interesting original compositions and to perform so others can see their creative ways. They will also learn to care for Instruments and software as if it were their own. My biggest hope is that they learn to be organized and creative in the composing process as well as to find that;"developing simple musical ideas into more complex compositions can be a lot of fun.

My students come from areas of very high poverty and they come to school with the dreams that make their futures much brighter.

Music composition and the exploration of the inner idea can become a reality and make them even more excited about something that they never thought possible. It will be an outlet for some and an exciting and magical experience for all.

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Mr. Salcido
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
25-Note Chromatic Bell Set • Woodwind and Brasswind $95.00 2 $190.00
Finale 2014 Academic • Woodwind and Brasswind $249.00 1 $249.00
25-Note (G-G) Bell Set with Case • Woodwind and Brasswind $19.99 8 $159.92
8-Note Handbell Set • Woodwind and Brasswind $39.11 5 $195.55
20-Note Deskbell Set • Woodwind and Brasswind $129.99 1 $129.99
Finale SongWriter Software Download • Woodwind and Brasswind $39.00 1 $39.00

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