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Ms. von Bernewitz-Wright from Woodbridge VA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Strings to Play

My students need new strings for the school instruments.

  • $954 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are creative and enjoy playing music, yet they need the tools to help them be sucessful.

My students come from many different backgrounds both economically and ethnically.

They are enthusiastic and their music is something they take pride in and brings them together as a group. Starting in September 2015 our school will be title one, meaning we have many low income families that are unable to pay for some of the necessities in a strings class. Because of this many families are dependent upon the school to provide their child with an instrument for the school year. After some time these instruments go through much wear and need the proper maintenance so we can continue letting our students use them.

My Project

Students in my class are able to play a range in styles of music. They have performed in many concerts and several are dedicated to meeting for an after school orchestra club. At the moment I am in need of a few resources in the classroom that would enrich their musical experience and help them develop their skills. Most of my students are on free or reduced lunch and are using a school instrument at no cost. Over the years this instruments are put through a lot and it is up to me to decided what repairs are necessary - such as cracks, or can be put off until a later date - such as bad strings. Because of this most of the strings on the instruments are several years old which make them false - meaning they do not hold an accurate pitch. This creates quite an obstacle for a young students trying to learn to play correctly. With new strings the students will have an easier time playing their instruments and will continue to perform in many more concerts.

When a string is too old it is difficult for a beginning student to playing in tune consistently.

When a string becomes old it not hold a pitch/note correctly and will begin to unravel and break.This can be extremely frustrating for a new student. Our strings have been on the instruments for several years in some cases. New strings will improve the sound quality and aid in playing accurately for the students

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Ms. von Bernewitz-Wright
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 210 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Red Label Violin String Set • Woodwind and Brasswind $14.89 20 $297.80
Red Label Viola String Set • Woodwind and Brasswind $25.16 10 $251.60
Red Label Cello String Set • Woodwind and Brasswind $43.83 5 $219.15

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