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Mr. Decherd from Brooklyn NY is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sticks For Our New Drumline

My students need sticks and mallets to begin playing as a drumline.

  • $557 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My creative, musical, funny, smart students and I have worked very hard to grow an instrumental music program at our school. Within our already-tight school community, we have created a special space for music and creativity, and they enjoy performing for the rest of the student body.

I teach instrumental music at a small 6-12 school in a vibrant but high-poverty area of Brooklyn.

For many of our students, my classes are the first time they have had formal instruction in music. In my classroom, students learn to read and write music, play instruments, practice cooperation and collaboration skills, and develop preparedness and perseverance strategies.

My Project

With the help of my administration, I was recently able to obtain a full marching drumline! We are creating brand-new drumline classes for my advanced 7th- and 10th-grade students, and everyone is very excited to get started. There's only one problem: we don't have sticks, and my students cannot afford to buy any themselves.

We need a full set of sticks and mallets so my students can actually *play* their new drums.

We can do a number of things without them, but my kids need appropriate sticks and mallets for their instruments to learn marching percussion techniques. With these implements, they can begin performing in class, for the school, and the community at large.

Mr. Decherd
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 30 students.

11 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Corpsmaster Multi-Tenor Mallets Aluminum Shaft • Woodwind and Brasswind $26.17 6 $157.02
Corpsmaster Ralph Hardimon Drum Sticks • Woodwind and Brasswind $11.50 10 $115.00
Corpsmaster Marching Bass Mallets • Woodwind and Brasswind $32.81 2 $65.62
Corpsmaster Marching Bass Mallets • Woodwind and Brasswind $38.93 1 $38.93
Corpsmaster Marching Bass Mallets • Woodwind and Brasswind $30.47 1 $30.47
Corpsmaster Marching Bass Mallets • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.68 1 $29.68

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