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Mr. Drabik from New Haven CT is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

STANDing room only for 6th grade band!

Help me give my students music stands to practice their music at home!

  • $334 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a Title I school in Connecticut. Our school is one of the schools close to downtown, and we service New Haven children as well as children from other districts since we are a magnet school. Ninety percent of my students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. They are some of the hardest working students I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I am experiencing an explosion of interest in band among the 5th and 6th grades because my students are encouraging their friends to join. It is a great problem to have! Our students need help to stay engaged in the classroom and our program. With supplies, we can give students confidence to participate beyond the first year.

My Project

My students need music stands to take home to practice on! In the 5 years that I’ve been teaching I always wondered how my students were actually setting up their practice space. You wouldn’t believe the clever set up solutions I heard things like, “I used a Cheerios box” or “I stood the music on my instrument case.” It occurred to me that this does not set them up to play with good posture! How can one make good sound and learn music, slouched over a Cheerios box? My new motto is “practice perfect, makes perfect.”

Help me supply my students with music stands so they can create a practice perfect at home!

Mr. Drabik
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Folding Music Stand • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.99 25 $249.75

Materials cost

$249.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$283.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.03

Total project goal

$333.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$333.53

4 Donors

-$204.00

Donations toward project cost

-$179.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.60

Matching donations from our partners

-$122.47

Match offers toward project cost

-$104.10

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.37

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.06

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$0.00

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