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Ms. B. from S Lake Tahoe CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Share the Music: Percussion Instruments for the Band!

My students need percussion instruments such as a suspended cymbal to share in band! Many students are interested in learning to be percussionists, but we are in need of instruments!

  • $515 goal

This project expired on August 3, 2018.

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My Students

Elective courses in our district are a vibrant part of the curriculum. In preparing young minds for a complex world, art and music education teaches collaboration, cooperation, and problem-solving skills that will lead students to success in all aspects of life. Students at our school have the unique opportunity of participating in band and orchestra where they discover, appreciate, and value their talents, the talents of others, and the beauty of music. In-band and orchestra, students develop the desire to improve their music performance as well as increase knowledge of music theory, history, and musicianship. They also gain a sense of self-fulfillment by striving to reach their full potential and develop a life-long enjoyment and appreciation of music. Students learn the fundamentals of music through fun, engaging, performance-based activities!

My Project

Our music students and percussionists are in need of instruments to play! The suspended cymbal is needed for our students to play with the band or orchestra! Through this hands-on classroom experience, many of the National Standards for Music Education are covered in band and orchestra, including the basics of melody, harmony, rhythm and musical notation within a meaningful context. Many skills are developed that are essential not only for creating music but in learning other subjects. The skills also build character and responsibility. Students assist classmates with learning, develop teamwork in playing together, and creativity in making their own music! They will also learn responsibility through taking care of their instruments, tracking their practice time, and monitoring their progress.

Ms. B.
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classic Orchestral Selection Suspended Cymbal • Woodwind and Brasswind $304.95 1 $304.95
Suspended Cymbal Stand • Woodwind and Brasswind $62.99 1 $62.99

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