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Ms. Tharalsen from Pleasant Hill CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Starting the School Year on the Right Note!

Help me give my students supplies to keep our instruments in good working order!

  • $975 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our music department is 100% community-funded and we don't get any money from our district. In spite of this, we have nearly two hundred middle school students engaged in making music at school! Our students come from a very wide range of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Most do not have their own instruments and struggle to get supplies.

At our school, our bands, orchestras, and jazz bands flourish because kids love to make music.

We perform regularly for the community and the students participate in honor groups as well. Each year, we struggle to make sure we have enough playable instruments and materials for all the students who want to participate.

My Project

This project covers a wide range of resources to help start the year in our dynamic program. The larger items are a practice kit for the percussionists so they can practice at home on actual instruments and some new cases for some of our cellos and violins. Currently, some of our cases are in such disrepair that the student cannot take the instrument home to practice because the case falls apart!

This project includes materials for each class (two bands, two orchestras, jazz band, and general music) to help start the year fresh.

The oils, grease, endpin tips, shoulder rests, mouthpiece/reeds will help our students keep their instruments working smoothly.

Ms. Tharalsen
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PK910C Educational Bell Kit with Rolling Cart • Woodwind and Brasswind $199.99 1 $199.99
Deluxe Cello Bag • Woodwind and Brasswind $119.99 1 $119.99
SN-11 All-Instrument Clip-On Tuner Blue • Woodwind and Brasswind $39.99 3 $119.97
GC-Violin 4/4 Deluxe ABS Case • Woodwind and Brasswind $99.99 1 $99.99
Collapsible Violin Shoulder Rest • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.99 3 $89.97
4C Bass Clarinet Mouthpiece • Woodwind and Brasswind $35.95 1 $35.95
Trombone Lubricant • Woodwind and Brasswind $7.99 3 $23.97
Traditional Bass Clarinet Reeds • Woodwind and Brasswind $20.95 1 $20.95
Bass Clarinet Ligature • Woodwind and Brasswind $10.99 1 $10.99

Materials cost

$721.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$66.04

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$828.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$146.23

Total project goal

$974.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$974.87

4 Donors

-$487.43

Donations toward project cost

-$414.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.11

match offer

-$487.44

Match offer toward project cost

-$414.32

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.12

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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