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Mrs. Asbury from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reed All About It!

Help me give my students a full supply of different strength reeds for our clarinet, saxophone, and double reed players.

  • $915 goal

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My Students

A typical day in my classroom is loud, energetic, and fast-paced. I teach three band courses, one piano course, and a senior seminar course for our students in the Academy of Arts. My students work extremely hard to come together and develop their musical skills, both as soloists and as part of an ensemble.

My school is situated in the middle of a struggling community.

Our population is largely Hispanic, and many of our students are English Language Learners. The students at my school view many of our school organizations as a second family and support system.

My Project

Our band program continues to grow rapidly each year, and about half of the band members play woodwind instruments. These instruments require reeds, which I provide for the students. Reeds can cost around $30 a box, and most of our students are unable to purchase them on their own. Reeds wear down over time, and the occasional accident causes them to chip and break. We are currently running very low on our school supply of reeds. The reeds we are requesting will help my students sound their absolute best every day during rehearsal and for every performance.

My students and I are constantly raising money for the many costs associated with a growing band program.

This would take a huge burden off of our shoulders and would allow my students to worry about one less cost. Furthermore, if my students have access to better materials, then they will sound better on their instruments. If they sound better on their instruments, they will have more fun and get more enjoyment out of being part of the band.

Mrs. Asbury
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Vandoren CR103 Bb Clarinet Traditional Reeds Strength 3; Box of 10 • Amazon Business $24.50 5 $122.50
Vandoren SR213 Alto Sax Traditional Reeds Strength 3; Box of 10 • Amazon Business $27.95 3 $83.85
Jones JR101AMS Artist Oboe Reed; Medium Soft • Amazon Business $15.99 4 $63.96
Vandoren CR123 Bass Clarinet Traditional Reeds Strength 3; Box of 5 • Amazon Business $20.65 3 $61.95
Vandoren SR2125 Alto Sax Traditional Reeds Strength 2.5; Box of 10 • Amazon Business $27.95 2 $55.90
Jones JR201AMS Artist Bassoon Reed; Medium Soft • Amazon Business $13.64 4 $54.56
Vandoren CR1025 Bb Clarinet Traditional Reeds Strength 2.5; Box of 10 • Amazon Business $21.95 2 $43.90
Vandoren SR223 Tenor Sax Traditional Reeds Strength 3; Box of 5 • Amazon Business $20.70 2 $41.40
Vandoren SR2225 Tenor Sax Traditional Reeds Strength 2.5; Box of 5 • Amazon Business $20.70 2 $41.40
Vandoren CR1225 Bass Clarinet Traditional Reeds Strength 2.5; Box of 5 • Amazon Business $20.06 2 $40.12
Vandoren SR2425 Bari Sax Traditional Reeds Strength 2.5; Box of 5 • Amazon Business $35.88 1 $35.88
Vandoren SR243 Bari Sax Traditional Reeds Strength 3; Box of 5 • Amazon Business $35.88 1 $35.88

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