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Mr. Dorsett from Indianapolis IN is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reed not Read

Help me give my students new reeds for the clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, and tenor saxophone players.

  • $325 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

On the near east side of Indianapolis, Harshman Middle School boasts a diverse student population that comes from over 30 elementary school throughout the city. For most of these students, when they enter band, they are learning an instrument for the first time. This new experience brings out a lot of excitement in my students!

Beyond learning how to play an instrument, they learn how to be a part of a team.

This team bonding and relationship building transcends the band classroom. By supporting the band students, you are helping building a better culture at our school. Thank you for your support of the band.

My Project

In band, woodwind players, use reeds, small filed piece of wood to make their sound. This happens by the reed vibrating on the small pieces to create the sound waves that enter the instrument to produce the sound. Imagine trying to start you car, but your key has a chip in. Your car won't start! Same thing with a reed. Over time, the reeds can get get chipped or simply wear out by the moisture from playing.

A quality reed will help the students start with a quality sound.

Your support will go on to help all students playing clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, and tenor saxophone. Thank you for your support!

Mr. Dorsett
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bb Clarinet Reeds, Box of 25 • Woodwind and Brasswind $41.99 2 $83.98
Alto Saxophone Reeds, Box of 25 • Woodwind and Brasswind $52.99 1 $52.99
Bb Clarinet Reeds, Box of 25 • Woodwind and Brasswind $41.99 1 $41.99
Tenor Saxophone Reeds, Box of 10 • Woodwind and Brasswind $32.99 1 $32.99
Bass Clarinet Reeds, Box of 10 • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$241.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$275.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.63

Total project goal

$324.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$324.20

3 Donors

-$306.55

Donations toward project cost

-$275.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.98

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

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$0.00

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