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Ms. Moreno from Chicago IL is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Starting on a High Note

Help me give my students an electronic drumkit and a rhythm set to develop an understanding of rhythm and percussive instruments and allow them to engage in musical teamwork as an ensemble.

  • $811 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Getting to know you, getting to know all about you! I could not be more excited to bring the love of music, the appreciation of musical art and the ability to make music to the students at our school! I am a first-year teacher and will be introducing my students to general music, where I hope to learn about who they are through their musical preferences and their hidden talents! Students in my general music class have had some music education experiences which I hope to develop and expand!

My Project

Help us start off on the right note! My project looks to expand the general music program at my school which has been closed since last school year, due to the absence of a music teacher. Many of the instruments left behind are broken or worn. Because I see and teach a wide range of grade levels each day, I need a drum and rhythm instruments that will allow me to teach students the foundations of beat, rhythm, and timing.

By starting a percussive ensemble, students will feel successful at making music!

I can encourage them and develop their abilities to grow as musicians. I want students to develop their performance skills and build their ability to collaborate, compose, record and perform their own original music.

Ms. Moreno
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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10 donors10 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SD350 Complete Electronic Drum Set with Mesh Pads • Woodwind and Brasswind $399.99 1 $399.99
Deluxe 25 Player Bamboo Rhythm Kit • Woodwind and Brasswind $248.99 1 $248.99

Materials cost

$648.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$688.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$121.54

Total project goal

$810.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$810.25

8 Donors

-$493.00

Donations toward project cost

-$419.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.20

match offer

-$316.36

Match offer toward project cost

-$268.91

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.45

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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