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Mrs. Aming from N Miami Beach FL is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Replacements! Replacements! Oh My!

Help me give my students two bass drum replacement heads and two leg rests for snare drums.

  • $318 goal

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My Students

I teach at a Head Start through 5th-grade elementary school. Many of my students have never had the opportunity to play an instrument, much less to learn how to write or compose music. I was able to have several music projects funded throughout the years that allowed me to extend my program in terms of strings, percussion, and recorders. Although most of my students are of Haitian-American heritage, we pride ourselves in being diverse as our teaching staff stem from many countries and ethnic backgrounds.

Even though I serve a community that is high-poverty, my students have found comfort and stability through music and the performing arts.

They also bring joy wherever and whenever they perform in the community and for the school population.

Since 2007, I have managed my music program using materials from projects and purchasing out of pocket, but now help is once again needed to extend our music program.

My Project

Last June, our music classroom graciously received marching drums, but we did not know that the drums heads/skins did not come with warranty or damage protection plans. After over a dozen performances and countless months of practice and rehearsals, both bass drums need to have the heads replaced.

Because of these minor setbacks due to wear and tear, we now wish to request replacement heads for our bass drums.

Also, because we are marching, our snare percussionists are complaining about the drums moving and sometimes hurting. This can be remedied and avoided with leg rests, which secure the drums and avoids friction/discomfort.

With this project, we are trying to get replacement heads for our drums and leg rests for our snare drums.

Mrs. Aming
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Leg Rest For Marching Snare Drums • Woodwind and Brasswind $59.99 2 $119.98
Logo Marching Bass Drum Heads • Woodwind and Brasswind $62.99 1 $62.99
MX1 White Marching Bass Drum Head • Woodwind and Brasswind $52.99 1 $52.99

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