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Mrs. Engelhard from Mc Kees Rocks PA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Revive a Sousaphone!

Help me give my students a working sousaphone for marching band next year.

  • $454 goal

This project expired on April 13, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach middle and high school band in a high-needs community. The school district is very small and in an urban setting. Our students all receive free lunch and breakfast. Even though the school and community have financial difficulties, my students come to school eager and ready to learn. The financial hardships do not interfere with their desire to learn and be the best they can be.

I am very fortunate to teach in a district where the students want to excel and work very hard.

My Project

Sometimes you find amazing things when you begin cleaning out old storage rooms. I recently discovered a sousaphone in a storage closet that we began to clean. The sousaphone needs some work in order to become playable.

For the first time in my teaching experience, I am going to have 2 sousaphone players for marching band.

This is so exciting! The only issue we have right now, is making sure they both have a sousaphone to play. The sousaphone we found needs to be cleaned and serviced. It also has quite a few dents in the body. These repairs will make it playable for my tuba player. My tuba players cannot wait to step out on the football field with their sousaphones!

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

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 125 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sousaphone Recondition • Hollis and Germann $350.00 1 $350.00

Materials cost

$350.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$385.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.99

Total project goal

$453.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$453.24

5 Donors

-$418.25

Donations toward project cost

-$385.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$34.99

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$0.00

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