Orchestra class is unlike any ordinary class. Aside from the obvious signs of the class not having the traditional chair and desk look, the students in my class are unlike any other. To be specific, the orchestra students always are enthusiastic, even on the gloomiest days and are always filled with positive energy.
However, our music department is a true exception.
Our combined choir and instrumental programs have produced phenomenally talented young adults and leaders who strive to inspire countless audience members. It is difficult to distinguish them as ordinary high school students at first glance, yet little do you know how much they are empowered through the arts.
Body position and air support are important for all instruments. When a student takes on a bigger instrument, such as tuba, it is very important to find ways to make holding, lifting and transport more manageable. Their neck and head position is very important for good embouchure and air flow.
We need to protect our tubist.
My students need a Tuba stand to allow them to properly play their instrument. They will develop the correct habits and approach without having to compensate for holding this huge instrument. Having this stand will also give the students the responsibility to maintain and take care of their instrument and keep it off the ground.
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Mr. C..
DonorsChoose is the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.
As a teacher-founded nonprofit, we're trusted by thousands of teachers and supporters across the country. This classroom request for funding was created by Mr. C. and reviewed by the DonorsChoose team.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.