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Mr. Detlefsen from Hanford CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Basics and More

Help me give my students Basic reeds, cleaning supplies, neck straps, and oils to keep the instruments we have going clean, and usable. Also, a new bell set to include more students in our local parades.

  • $1,967 goal

This project expired on February 29, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a large variety of socio-economic areas. They are some of the hardest working students I have ever had the privilege to teach. As a teacher, they are constantly pushing me to expand their knowledge and performance opportunities.

Our program has not only expanded the member's understanding of music and its theories but also their abilities to lead and work in teams and small groups.

The leadership team in our band has continued to come up with new and inventive ways to motivate and involve all students in our program.

My Project

We are requesting help with some basic items needed to keep our program running. Reeds, oils, neck straps, and more items that help students with the day to day playing of their instruments.

We are also looking to add to our marching percussion section to allow more students to participate in our community parades by adding a second marching bell set to our inventory.

Help us increase the participation in our parades while still helping out the other one hundred plus students in the program that struggle in purchasing their own reeds and equipment to keep their instruments functional and clean.

Mr. Detlefsen
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 105 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
M65-S Bells with Carrier • Woodwind and Brasswind $1,178.99 1 $1,178.99
Traditional Bb Clarinet Reeds • Woodwind and Brasswind $21.95 4 $87.80
Tenor Saxophone Reeds • Woodwind and Brasswind $20.95 3 $62.85
Alto Saxophone Reeds • Woodwind and Brasswind $27.95 2 $55.90
Soft Sax Strap • Woodwind and Brasswind $19.95 2 $39.90
Baritone Saxophone Reeds • Woodwind and Brasswind $35.88 1 $35.88
Mi-T-Mist Mouthpiece Cleaner Economy Size • Woodwind and Brasswind $7.99 1 $7.99
Baritone Horn/Tuba Wire Snake • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.99 1 $6.99
Rotor Lubricant - 12 • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.99 1 $6.99

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