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Mr. Torrento from Warren MI is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reedy to Rock!

My students need a variety of reeds to continue to perform for the remainder of the school year.

  • $967 goal

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My Students

Welcome to our school where we build "Champions for Life." These words are the first thing our students hear over the announcement system every day! Immediately after these words sound and the announcements conclude, we get to business in the band room.

Music should be an option for all, however, the expenses of having and maintaining a musical instrument are too much for the majority of the music students within our district.

This is a problem we face everyday here. The program here serves almost 150 students from grades 9-12. Of the students, about 75% are using school-owned instruments that are in need of moderate repair (which we simply do not have the budget for). These are wonderful, hardworking kids who come from struggling families. Without school funded support in the arts, these students will continue to step away from performance-based classes (such as band) due to financial reasons.

My Project

The woodwind sections of both the LMS and LHS bands are growing at a tremendous rate which has increased my need for a consistent stream of supplies. Reeds are the heart of a woodwind instrument and currently we are down to a few boxes to get us through our remaining three performances / 2 months of school. I am asking for 120 Clarinet Reeds, 50 Alto Sax Reeds and other assorted saxophone Reeds.

Students love coming to school because of our music program, and without supplies to play this class is not enjoyable.

Funding for the arts in our district has been cut down by about 33% this year making it extremely difficult to continue to produce high level results. Your donations are literally helping to keep a successful music program alive!

Mr. Torrento
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 100 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Reserve Classic Bb Clarinet Reeds 10-Pack • Woodwind and Brasswind $28.99 6 $173.94
Reserve Classic Bb Clarinet Reeds 10-Pack • Woodwind and Brasswind $28.99 6 $173.94
Tenor Saxophone Reeds • Woodwind and Brasswind $33.49 5 $167.45
Reserve Alto Saxophone Reeds 10 Pack • Woodwind and Brasswind $28.99 5 $144.95
Baritone Saxophone Reeds • Woodwind and Brasswind $39.95 3 $119.85

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