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Mrs. Lobliner-Cortez from Compton CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Take a Stand (Literally) for Music This Winter Season

My students need music stands to hold their music while playing their instruments, and a music stand storage cart.

  • $1,153 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"When words fail, music speaks." -Hans Christian Andersen Giving my students a voice through music has been one of my greatest joys. My students are producing music that they never thought that they'd be able to do.

My students are am extremely bright and musical group, born in a neighborhood of high poverty and gang rivalries.

100% of the students at my school receive free breakfast and lunch. We serve meals to everyone, and they don't even need to bring lunch tickets because anyone at our school automatically receives free meals.

My Project

Since I don't have any high quality music stands in my classroom, I have been projecting the music on my document reader. However, it is hard for many of my students to see, especially the ones who should be wearing glasses but cannot afford them. It would really help to have music stands so that the students can place the music directly in front of them and engage with music that they can see. It will be easier for them to learn how to read music when they can see it clearly in front of them, without having to squint their eyes.

Tapping into my students' innate sense of rhythm and music has been one of my greatest joys.

Seeing my students who formally refused to sing, play, and move now fully engage with the music has been touching. I love it when my students shout out after ending a classical piece, "I love that song! Let's do it again!" Prior to having music class, my students did not have exposure to classical music except, as they say, "I heard that song in a movie once!" Now, they are saying composers' names!

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Mrs. Lobliner-Cortez
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 600 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
M48 Carton of 6 Music Stands • Woodwind and Brasswind $237.00 2 $474.00
Music Stand Storage Cart (Holds 25) • Woodwind and Brasswind $384.54 1 $384.54

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