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Mr. Holland from Longview TX is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Strumming Up New Tunes!

My students need a set of ten classroom ukuleles to explore a new type of instrument in music classes.

  • $517 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach elementary music to grades 1-5 in a school with approximately 400 students. The school is in a lower socioeconomic area of the city with about 86% of the children on free or reduced lunch, and many of our students receive food backpacks on weekends. Our student population is about 50% Hispanic, 45% African American and about 5% white.

Despite the many challenges they face, they like music and enjoy making music through the various opportunities I provide for them.

This project will further expand their experiences in this facet of their education.

My Project

Since I have been at my school, I have tried to expose my students to many different types of instruments, such as Orff, recorders, and various types of percussion. Teaching ukulele will also offer a great opportunity to teach the music element of harmony.

I would like to add the ukulele in my third-fifth grade music classes that will allow students to explore a different type of instrument and offer an element of fun as well.

Teaching ukulele will allow students to broaden their musical experiences as well as listening skill, music theory and increase their self-esteem playing in groups and alone.

Mr. Holland
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MU40 Soprano Ukulele Classroom 10-Pack • Woodwind and Brasswind $369.99 1 $369.99
Play Today Ukulele Complete Kit • Woodwind and Brasswind $33.28 1 $33.28

Materials cost

$403.27

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$439.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.53

Total project goal

$516.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$516.85

7 Donors

-$512.44

Donations toward project cost

-$439.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.12

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

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$0.00

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