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Mr. U'Ren from Denver CO is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Revive the Heartbeat of the Band

Help me give my students the drum heads needed to continue learning and performing.

  • $790 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

While we have a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds, a majority of our students come from inner-city neighborhoods and low-income families. Many of them are English Language Learners and first or second generation Americans. They work very hard every day to maintain their GPA, participate in after school activities, and many of them also work part time jobs to help support their families.

Being a part of our program helps build their confidence as musicians and leaders.

It also gives them a sense of community and offers support in their quests for personal growth.

Our students' favorite thing about our program is that we make it a priority to perform at local charity events and 5Ks. We have even performed at events for organizations that our students have received care and assistance from.

Walking into our rehearsals every week is like walking into a big family reunion. They are all excited to be there and see each other. Without our program some of our students would not have any sort of positive family or community.

My Project

Our students work extremely hard to learn to play and care for their instruments. Unfortunately, part of that for them is learning how to make their drum heads last long past the point that they should have been replaced.

Bass drums are the heartbeat of the band.

They drive the rhythm of the music and guide the other musicians through the piece.

The heads currently on their bass drums will not last another season. Without these new heads, our students will not be able to play their instruments. Not only would that change the music that we play, it would keep students from being able to play, learn and grow.

Mr. U'Ren
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MX2 White Marching Bass Head • Woodwind and Brasswind $58.99 2 $117.98
MX2 White Marching Bass Head • Woodwind and Brasswind $57.90 2 $115.80
MX2 White Marching Bass Head • Woodwind and Brasswind $53.04 2 $106.08
MX2 White Marching Bass Head • Woodwind and Brasswind $48.69 2 $97.38
MX2 White Marching Bass Head • Woodwind and Brasswind $46.82 2 $93.64
MX2 White Marching Bass Head • Woodwind and Brasswind $31.65 2 $63.30

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