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Mr. Valigura from Detroit MI is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Supplies for Playing the Blues

Help me give my students reeds and neck straps to learn saxophone and clarinet

  • $227 goal

This project expired on January 4, 2020.

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My Students

Our neighborhood school in Detroit once had a booming jazz program and produced several world renowned jazz artists and even performed at international jazz festivals. The community still values its band programs, but has hit hard times recently.

My students are excited to jump into the art of playing instruments and look forward to carrying on the legacy of our high school.

They are full of energy and excitement and are very passionate about music. Many of them have expressed that music is a tool they use to feel better about their life and escape from stress of every day life. This would deliver an important support system to students who need and deserve it.

My Project

These reeds and neck straps will enable my students to play and practice the saxophone and clarinet. I've chosen plastic reeds because they are far more durable and cost effective to prevent having to spend more money on this more frequently.

My students are ready and excited to learn the saxophone and clarinet, by donating you will enable our students to better participate and enjoy our music program.

We are rebuilding our program and this year we have three beginner bands and a jazz big band. We are aiming to be a traveling jazz band that competes in festivals and competitions and this will go miles toward making that happen. Thanks for your support!

Mr. Valigura
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Movo MS-20R-B Neoprene Instrument Neck Strap for Saxophones, Horns, Bass Clarinets, Basoons, Oboes and More (Blue - Short Length) • Amazon Business $12.95 5 $64.75
Bravo Synthetic Reeds for Alto Saxophone - Strength 2.5, Model BR-AS25 • Amazon Business $22.86 2 $45.72
Bravo Synthetic Reeds for Tenor Saxophone-Strength 2.5 (Box of 5), Model BR-TS25 • Amazon Business $28.45 1 $28.45
Bravo Synthetic Reeds for Bb Clarinet - Strength 3.0 (Box of 5), Model BR-C30 • Amazon Business $21.52 1 $21.52

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