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Ms. Pritchett from Thomaston AL is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sound Off for the Marching Band!

Help me give my students a Sousaphone so that we can start a marching band!

  • $5,196 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school in rural Alabama is one of three schools in our county. The enrollment for grades K-12 is less than 200. Ninety-eight percent of our students are economically disadvantaged. Most students here receive free or reduced-price lunch, and many have never left the county.

We want to start a real band here at our school because we feel that music education can have a powerful impact on our students' mindset and growth.

We desperately need musical instruments for our students.

My Project

As educators, we want to produce knowledgeable, well-rounded graduates. Reading, writing, and 'rithmetic are all very important, but sometimes arts education gets ignored. Research proves that learning to play an instrument has many positive benefits. Students learn discipline and teamwork. Music also helps students manage anxiety, enhances self-esteem, and even improves test scores.

We want to start a high school marching band, but we are in desperate need of working instruments.

I am asking for a sousaphone in this particular project.

Our school did have a band in the past, but as enrollment has dwindled, many "non-essentials" have been cut from the budget. Band is one victim of budget cuts. Most of the instruments left over from the old band are beyond repair. We need marching band instruments.

Ms. Pritchett
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
YSH-301 Series Fiberglass BBb Sousaphone • Woodwind and Brasswind $3,999.99 1 $3,999.99

Materials cost

$3,999.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$326.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$60.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$4,415.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$779.29

Total project goal

$5,195.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$5,195.28

44 Donors

-$3,875.73

Donations toward project cost

-$3,837.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.47

match offer

-$680.94

Match offer toward project cost

-$578.80

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$102.14

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$638.69

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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