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Mr. Wilson from Wilmington DE is requesting musical instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Spring Percussion Essentials!

Help me give my students percussion accessories, hardware, and drum heads for our drum set!

  • $577 goal

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My Students

I teach beginning band in three K-5 elementary schools that pull from a variety of populations. I have several bands of energetic, curious, and adventurous elementary school students. They are always looking for something new and big to do and learn. They feel safe in my classroom, they trust me, and they know that I deeply care for them.

Our district has a long-standing tradition of strong music programs.

The foundation starts at the elementary schools. I have the fortunate opportunity to work at three of those schools. Teaching young students how to start a musical instrument is a gift to me. Seeing that spark when they make their first sounds, watching them learn to play their favorite tune, and helping them develop a life-long love for music is such a thrill!

My Project

Here we go! Springtime is here and my schools are in full swing. We are gearing up for our first full concert in two years! We are finding that we need a few percussion items at one of my three schools. I was always able to borrow instruments for my smaller school, but we now find that each program needs their own equipment.

I had more kids sign up for band than I anticipated... great problem to have!

With more kids coming back to 4th and 5th Grade Band this year, the need for more instruments and accessories has become more apparent. We have a new drum set that needs a few remaining essential parts, like a bass drum pedal and spare drumheads. We are also in need of a few accessory percussion instruments. My students think these are so cool to play, and they are! We greatly appreciate our Donors Choose friends! Thank you for your support.

Mr. Wilson
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pearl P-930 Demonator Bass Drum Pedal • Steve Weiss Music $119.00 1 $119.00
Pearl Uni-lock Tom Holder • Steve Weiss Music $59.95 1 $59.95
Evans EC2 SST Clear Drum Head Tom Pack • Steve Weiss Music $46.99 1 $46.99
LP Black Beauty Senior Cowbell • Steve Weiss Music $44.99 1 $44.99
LP Afuche/Cabasa - Standard Wood (LP234A) • Steve Weiss Music $44.99 1 $44.99
Pearl Ebony Logo Front Bass Drum Head • Steve Weiss Music $42.95 1 $42.95
LP Jam Block - Medium Pitch Red (LP1207) • Steve Weiss Music $39.99 1 $39.99
Evans EC2 SST Clear Drum Head • Steve Weiss Music $22.99 1 $22.99
Gibraltar Tension Rod ABS Washers (10 Pack) • Steve Weiss Music $6.95 2 $13.90

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