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Mr. C. from Hayward CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Silence Is Golden

Help me give my students violin, viola, and cello rubber practice mutes.

  • $264 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Orchestra class is unlike any ordinary class. Aside from the obvious signs of the class not having the traditional chair and desk look, the students in my class are unlike any other. To be specific, the orchestra students always are enthusiastic, even on the gloomiest days and are always filled with positive energy.

However, our music department is a true exception.

Our combined choir and instrumental programs have produced phenomenally talented young adults and leaders who strive to inspire countless audience members. It is difficult to distinguish them as ordinary high school students at first glance, yet little do you know how much they are empowered through the arts.

My Project

My students are hard-working musicians and are constantly practicing to get better at their instruments. However, for their folks at home, this could be a bother since their instruments are not exactly extremely quiet.

With violin mutes, my students would be able to practice freely without causing a distraction in their household.

By having violin, viola, and cello mutes, my students would be able to improve immensely and almost immediately since they would be able to practice later in the evening without opposition. Our program will grow and improve by increasing the students' practice times with the use of violin, viola, and cello mutes at home.

Mr. C.
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Violin Ultra Practice Mute • Woodwind and Brasswind $7.99 13 $103.87
Heavy Rubber Practice Mute for Viola • Amazon Business $8.20 5 $41.00
Ultra Cello Practice Mute - Rubber • Amazon Business $7.55 4 $30.20

Materials cost

$175.07

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.02

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$223.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.48

Total project goal

$263.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$263.20

5 Donors

-$254.47

Donations toward project cost

-$223.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.73

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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