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Mr. Wilke from Richmond CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students much needed orchestra supplies! These items will help students succeed in our new orchestra program!

  • $566 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students in the Music Department are passionate about music and the community that our program has become. Every day I see my students support each other while navigating the hardships they face growing up in an economically disadvantaged community. As I sit here typing this hours after school, my room is still filled with students practicing.

In music, my students find a sense of belonging, community, and purpose.

Our school is 99% students from minority backgrounds and has a very large new comer population. I have seen time and time again how our students performing in our community lifts the spirits of community members. It also has created a space for our students to show those from other communities that we can do anything they can!

My Project

This is the first year since 1976 that there has been an orchestra at our school. The district got us going with some instruments, but we are trying to get the accessories to go with them. Your donation will get rosin, shoulder rest, and extra strings for our program. With half of our members being brand new to music we have managed to start playing multiple grade 2 pieces!

Our orchestra students are eager to learn and we are preparing for more to come from middle school next year!

Please help support this wonderful and important program in our city. Music is an amazing way for students to express themselves and to escape with the hardships of growing up in our community.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Violin Shoulder Rest • Woodwind and Brasswind $13.99 14 $195.86
Collapsible Viola Shoulder Rest • Woodwind and Brasswind $24.99 4 $99.96
Violin and Viola Rosin • Woodwind and Brasswind $3.99 18 $71.82
Dark Cello Rosin • Woodwind and Brasswind $3.99 10 $39.90

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