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Mrs. Argabright from Mesa AZ is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sing It and Play It!

Help me give my students a soprano glockenspiel to play in musical ensembles.

  • $359 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The Washington students come into the music room ready to learn and full of ideas. They love playing the drums, unpitched percussion, and barred instruments, and they particularly love it when their efforts result in “beautiful music” (which is quite often!). It is exciting to teach them the basic patterns and then stand back and watch as they take ownership of a composition! I particularly like it when they ask, “Can we do it again?” or when they leave the room humming a melody they just learned.

My goal is that the students “make music” for the majority of the 30-minute period (once a week).

They are regularly involved in moving, speaking/singing, listening, playing, reading/notating and creating/improvising. They understand that we do not have time to spare and come in and begin working right away (usually practicing beat competency). Finally, students who do not speak the same language are able to communicate musically because music knows no borders – it is a language we can all speak.

Music...gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination...and wings to everything.” – Plato

My Project

My students love to play the barred instruments, but we only have one complete soprano glockenspiel (the other one looks like it is 40 years old and is missing bars). Washington is an old school and the instruments have been used by thousands of students. I cleaned several instruments over the summer which helped, but I couldn't do anything about the missing bars.

The students line up to play the barred instruments, but few get an opportunity to play the glockenspiels because of this limitation.

A new glockenspiel would brighten their day and make it possible for more to learn correct mallet technique and the joy of playing ensemble pieces on the soprano glockenspiel.

Mrs. Argabright
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Primary Line Soprano Glockenspiel • Woodwind and Brasswind $144.00 1 $144.00
Dry Erase Lapboards (30 Pack) DOUBLE SIDED +Markers/Erasers 9" x 12" Mini White Dry Erase Boards for Students Whiteboards,Teacher Supplies, Classroom • Amazon Business $48.95 1 $48.95
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Black, 36 Count • Amazon Business $19.55 1 $19.55
Dry Erase Erasers, 40 Pack Magnetic Whiteboard Dry Erasers Chalkboard Cleaner Wiper for Classroom Home Office, 4 Assorted Colors(Blue, Red, Green, Yellow) by EAONE • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $15.59 1 $15.59
Single-Headed Rubber Mallets for Glockenspiel • Woodwind and Brasswind $7.50 1 $7.50

Materials cost

$252.58

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.06

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$304.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$53.72

Total project goal

$358.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$358.15

6 Donors

-$291.68

Donations toward project cost

-$266.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.50

Matching donations from our partners

-$45.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$38.25

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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