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Mr. Wiener from Amenia NY is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sounds Good! Or Does It? Sound System Supports Students! Part-IV

Help me give my students a pair of QSC KLA181 PA Subowoofer Speakers to continue building a permanent sound system for our auditorium which serves the entire district.

  • $5,170 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students live in rural upstate NY, on the border of MA and CT. They are diverse in terms of interests and experiences, but universally wonderful and curious. At over 60% low-income families, our school population is shrinking while the poverty level is rising.

Our students love music!

Our music program has been subject to staffing and program cuts over the last few years, due to a ​shrinking population and financial challenges, but we’re bouncing back and looking to expand opportunities and experiences for our students!

My Project

We’ve all been to events in school auditoriums where the sound was challenging at best. The speech was muddled and hard to understand in the back while way too loud down front! The bass of the music was overwhelming and, although you could see the vocalists lips moving, you couldn’t hear a word. This is especially difficult for people with hearing disabilities or audio stimulus difficulties.

Our students need to be able to clearly hear and understand what is being presented to them in our auditorium, and student presenters and performers should be able to rely on the fact that their voice and message will be clearly heard.

Our rural school district of about 700 students has at its heart an auditorium, which hosts a wide array of concerts, presentations, musicals, plays, talent shows, special events, guest speakers, performers, meetings, etc. The portable PA that we currently use is often hard to hear clearly from much of the auditorium. Whatever message that is being presented is lost to the audience.

Our students need a sound system to provide clear, even coverage to all audience members, at a comfortable volume, whatever the performance or presentation may be. A permanent sound system designed by specialists for our space will provide that for us. The total project cost will be about $20,000 but we can build it on a modular basis, continuing with this set of subwoofer speakers. This approach allows us to fund-raise in smaller bits while making improvements to our existing setup as we go. This project will bring us to about the 3/4 mark and will be the last of the major equipment. Thanks for helping us make the heart of our district better serve our students ears & voices!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
QSC KLA181 1000W 18" Powered Subwoofer • Sweetwater Sound $2,150.00 2 $4,300.00

Materials cost

$4,300.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$64.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$4,394.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$775.50

Total project goal

$5,170.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$5,170.00

212 Donors

-$3,322.37

Donations toward project cost

-$3,090.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$232.35

Matching donations from our partners

-$1,534.68

Match offers toward project cost

-$1,304.48

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$230.20

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$312.95

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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