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Mr. Lee from Los Angeles CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Putting the MUsic in MUtes - Trombone Edition

Help me give my students trombone mutes for practicing and performing in and out of the classroom

  • $849 goal

This project expired on February 27, 2019.

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My Students

Our music department is booming - we're at a point where all of our classes are literally overflowing with a diversity of students. Students range from complete beginners with no previous experience to students playing since a young age to those in top honors ensembles.

Regardless of experience, what makes our music students stand out is their hunger and thirst for new experiences.

Students can choose from a variety of classes including Keyboard, Guitar, Beginning Band, Beginning Strings, Advanced Band (Marching and Concert Band), Percussion Ensemble, Mariachi, Chorus, Chamber Choir, and AP Music Theory. Other extra-curricular groups include Pep Band and Jazz Ensemble.

My Project

Your funds go towards the first two types of mutes introduced to brass students: straight mutes and cup mutes, which are used in traditional and jazz repertoire. As mentioned in the title - this project is to support our TROMBONE students in particular.

While it may 'sound' counterintuitive, mutes can help both advanced and beginning students.

Cup mutes can be used as practice mutes within the classroom and at home - while it doesn't completely cut off the sound, it does drastically diminish the volume of the trumpets, especially helpful when rehearsing with other instruments that may not be as loud ( especially in Mariachi Class). Since the cup mutes also restrict the amount of air leaving the instrument, it provides beginning students resistance to help build endurance and muscle tone in supporting proper breathing technique.

We are also requesting two different types of straight mutes - one set that is much durable for everyday use, and another set that provide a much better tone for performances, perfect for the advanced student.

If you get a chance, please check out our other project which also is requesting mutes, but for our TRUMPET students.

Mr. Lee
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 500 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
152 Tenor Trombone Cup Mute • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.99 10 $299.90
DW5505 Series Trombone Straight Mute • Woodwind and Brasswind $44.95 5 $224.75
151 Tenor Trombone Straight Mute • Woodwind and Brasswind $19.99 5 $99.95

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