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  • $552 goal

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Mrs. Lobliner-Cortez
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

Silent Reading During Music Class??!!

My students need clarinet reeds, rosin, valve oil, and other accessories in order to start playing their school instruments.

My Students

Have you ever heard of silent reading? This is normal in an ELA classroom, but not in a music classroom. Unfortunately for my band students, we cannot sight read music, but must silent read our music since we don't have the necessary accessories to make our instruments play. Can you help?

My students are a group of active, engaged, bright middle school students, in a low income, high poverty neighborhood, where 100% of the students qualify for free breakfast and lunch.

However, just because they are from high poverty situations, where their families cannot afford food, let alone instruments and accessories, does not mean that my students should be denied the right to have access to a quality musical education. Research has shown that music has a way of engaged students who have historically have felt disenfranchised in the public school system.

My Project

Once I can get their musical instruments working with the accessories that I am requesting, I plan on starting from teaching rhythms, sight-reading music, music theory, and music appreciation. My students will participate in music festivals, marching band, and parades. They will share their new-found music schools with our neighborhood and community, and everyone will share in the delight of hearing good quality music. My students will feel empowered, their self esteem will grow when they see how they can affect others with their playing, and they will go on to go to college, where they will continue to share in the joy of music making.

Currently, my students have not been able to play ANY music, because the instruments cannot function without these important accessories.

They have lost out on a month of music education, because due to budgets cuts, there is no money for musical instruments or accessories. Please help me help my students!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Deluxe Repair Kit • Woodwind and Brasswind $319.99 1 $319.99
Bb Clarinet Reeds • Woodwind and Brasswind $31.99 1 $31.99
Pocket Rosin • Woodwind and Brasswind $1.99 10 $19.90
Stand 70 Repair Kit • Woodwind and Brasswind $4.99 3 $14.97
Valve Oil • Woodwind and Brasswind $0.99 10 $9.90

Materials cost

$396.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$36.30

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$469.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.76

Total project goal

$551.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$551.76

6 Donors

-$219.88

Donations toward project cost

-$186.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.98

Matching donations from our partners

-$331.88

Match offers toward project cost

-$282.10

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.78

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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