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Mrs. Summers from Orange Park FL is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Take Us to the Symphony, Part 1

Help me give my students a bus to go to the local Symphony!

  • $764 goal

This project expired on December 16, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Musical, creative, inquisitive, and energetic: these are all words that describe my students. They love to sing, move, play instruments, and learn in hands-on ways. They love to use drums, Orff instruments, and ukuleles in our music room, and they love to perform.

Around 25% of our students come from military families and this brings them their own unique set of challenges.

We have also received new students from Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria. I want to teach them a love for music that will last them their whole lives.

Our school, like the great majority of schools, is not immune from the misfortune of homelessness. Though our population is largely stable, we have a number of students who experience homelessness in some form during their time with us. For our students, being homeless is not something that defines them, but rather a circumstance that currently affects their lives. Enriching and exciting experiences at school can make their temporary homeless state more bearable.

My Project

Do you remember the first time you heard a professional symphony orchestra play? There's no experience quite like it, and listening to the music on recordings doesn't do justice to the live experience. For many children today, going to the symphony is something they will not experience with their families.

I want to take my instrumental ensembles to a performance by our local symphony orchestra.

I know that they will remember this trip for their whole lives, and I hope that it will be part of what inspires them to keep loving and making music. In this project, I am requesting the cost of a bus to get us there.

Mrs. Summers
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 999 students.

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Transportation Academy $610.00

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