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Mrs. McMaster from Humble TX is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Strumming it up Together - Ukulele in the Music Room

My students need 11 more soprano ukuleles to complete our class set.

  • $561 goal

This project expired on July 27, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a Title I school in Humble ISD, Humble, Tx. Our school has a culturally and economically diverse population, with over 50 percent of our students receiving free and reduced-priced lunch. We have approximately 550 students in our school from Pre K through 5th grades. Out of our population, all students grades Kindergarten through 5th attend music classes 1-2 times per week.

My students are clever and creative and love making music.

We sing, play the soprano recorder, and various percussion instruments on a regular basis. Each grade level performs a musical program for their families during the school year. We also have an after school 4th/5th grade choir that performs for our community and an after school bucket drumming group for 5th graders that participates in our district Fine Arts Festival.

Children crave expression! Music is the greatest way to express thoughts, feelings, and what we learn every day. My hope for all of my students is that they seek out making music when they leave our school. I teach them so that they have the skills and desire to go out on their own and seek opportunities to make music for years to come.

My Project

I am so overwhelmed and thankful for the generous donations given in less than a day for our new 11 ukuleles! If we were to receive 11 more, we would have a class set, giving every student their own instrument during their 50 min music class. A full class set would enable me to teach more effectively and help me give more individualized instruction. Having a full class set will make it possible for me to integrate ukulele playing with singing, as well as our use of soprano recorders and pitched and unpitched percussion instruments. Students can also work together easier in small groups to practice and help each other with skills they are learning.

The ukuleles will be used regularly in music class to help my students learn rhythm, pitch, basic chord structure, style, and musical expression.

Learning the ukulele at school is also a cost effective way for our students to learn a musical instrument that they can later purchase and continue perfecting at home. These instruments are inexpensive, easy to find and purchase and easy to maintain. Learning to play will be a life long skill that they can take with them throughout their lives.

Later in the school year, students will have an opportunity to use the ukuleles to accompany their singing, recorder and percussion playing in their grade level spring performance. Families will have the opportunity to see their child thrive musically through the musical skills they have learned throughout the year. As they leave our school for middle school, they will have learned to play a wind instrument, various pitched/unpitched percussion instruments, and a stringed instrument. In particular, the ukulele can always continue to be a tool for them to accompany ther own singing as they continue to learn to be lifelong musicians.

Mrs. McMaster
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 300 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KA-SWB Waterman Soprano Ukulele • Woodwind and Brasswind $39.99 11 $439.89

Materials cost

$439.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$476.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.09

Total project goal

$560.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$560.58

5 Donors

-$560.58

Donations toward project cost

-$476.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.09

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$0.00

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