Help me give my students reeds and valve oil to keep their instruments in great playing condition!
This project expired on September 28, 2019.
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My students come from an inner city area where experiences outside of their neighborhood just do not happen. I want to use music as a vehicle to "get them out of town."
I view music, band in particular, as a way to expose these children to the massive world around them.
Many of the students I teach are working with instruments that are school-owned or that are in complete disrepair. I teach 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade band in a middle school that is located in a very low-income and high need area. One hundred percent of the school receives free lunch and many of the students use school-owned instruments because they cannot afford to rent or purchase their own.
These supplies, of reeds and valve oil, will ensure success in various performances and competitions as well as teaching students to play and experience music in general! Reeds are necessary to play instruments such as clarinet, saxophone, and bass clarinet. Instruments will not work or make sound without these vital pieces.
With quality supplies such as reeds and valve oil, students will be able to play in concerts such as our winter and spring concerts, compete in auditions such as all district and all state honor bands, and participate in district adjudication events such as solo and ensemble festival.
These supplies will ensure the I can keep the students playing and participating in class while helping them attain success somewhere in their lives.
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