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Mr. Schultheis from Bullhead City AZ is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Strumming Strings for Success: Violin, Cello and String Bass Bows

My students need workable orchestra bows for their violins, cellos and string basses.

  • $534 goal

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My Students

My students come from very diverse backgrounds consisting of 87% of them receiving free/reduced lunch, low socio-economic environment, many different languages spoken (Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Italian, French and German), and many of them being raised by not only a single parent but by their grandparents as well. They have very little material possessions but are very appreciative of what they receive at school, especially through the performing arts. Each student wants to be able to express themselves through the "Performing Power of Music."

My Project

Our new orchestra program desperately needs violin, cello and string bass bows to give our students the opportunity to actually play their instrument. At this point in time, each student cannot play their violin, cello or string bass except to pluck them like a guitar, because we have eleven instruments that have no bows.

The power of orchestra music can only be achieved by students when each of their instruments have a corresponding bow to make that beautiful magical string sound.

Our students have been plucking their instruments for the past 7 months and are begging for workable bows to help them achieve their performance goals.

Each of these eleven "bowless" orchestra instruments are shared by forty-four students and everyday these budding musicians have no bow, they cannot learn how to play their instrument the correct way, and their frustration levels increase daily.

Please help us to acquire these bows so that these forty-four "bowless" students will be able to finally produce the true sound of the great orchestra classics. Your generous donation will make it possible to bring the love of music into the lives of these wonderful children. Thank you.

Mr. Schultheis
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FG Standard Series Fiberglass Composite Bass Bow • Woodwind and Brasswind $84.99 2 $169.98
Student Brazilwood Violin Bow • Woodwind and Brasswind $19.99 6 $119.94
FG Standard Series Fiberglass Composite Cello Bow • Woodwind and Brasswind $49.99 2 $99.98

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