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Mrs. Theres from Mary Esther FL is requesting musical instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Percussion Instruments Go Shake, Strike and Scrape

Help me give my students rhythm instruments so that we can create different textures in music together!

  • $167 goal

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My Students

Our elementary is a Title I school near two large military bases. A large percentage of our students have active duty military parents. As a military spouse with children myself, I fully understand that these students need amazing experiences to take with them throughout their lives. Whether my students have been here their entire elementary life or just for a couple of years, in the music room, I ensure every child is involved in the music-making process.

Through playing instruments, moving, and creating, students are able to not only make music but they are able to experience music on a deeper level.

Individually my students are unique and wonderful, but when they are all collaborating together they make beautiful music that layers and flows as if one.

Funding in my county is not always available to support the arts. Our students deserve a quality music education that they can carry with them no matter where they go.

My Project

Our students love making music, and working collaboratively together. We currently do not have many instruments for them to hear different textures of instruments, such as shakers, scrapers or instruments to strike. Using these rhythm instruments I want to share the magic of layering and adding various textures to the music we make together. Students of all ages can play them and learn how various materials help change the texture of music.

Music should be fun, exciting and engaging for both the performers and audience.

To accomplish this we need a variety of high quality instruments. We have some instruments at my school, but they are made of cheaper materials that greatly impact the sound quality.

As students get older there are many songs and activities that can be accomplished through the use various rhythm instruments. I absolutely love working with an ensemble and having that group dynamic of learning something technically very difficult, but through hard work and dedication kids make beautiful music together.

Thank you for your consideration of my project and your support of public education.

Mrs. Theres
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guiro • Woodwind and Brasswind $13.39 3 $40.17
RB779 Large Kokoriko • Woodwind and Brasswind $23.99 1 $23.99
Kids Wood Block with Mallet • Woodwind and Brasswind $10.00 2 $20.00
Fruit Shaker Pineapple • Woodwind and Brasswind $16.95 1 $16.95
Salt and Pepper Rhythmic Shaker Pair • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.99 1 $8.99

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