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Ms. Bastianelli from Newark DE is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Beat Goes On... With a Little Help

Help me give my students the joy of music and chance to shine!

  • $329 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are naturally musical.They amaze me every day with their kindness and joy of learning, even though many come from various and sometimes challenging backgrounds. Due to financial limitations, school music is the only garanteed music outlet many of our students have access to. They are constantly creating songs on the playground and come skipping down the hall to choir. Music is their happy place. Our school budget for music is zero dollars. These kids deserve so much more.

My Project

Students in kindergarten through fifth grade will learn about melody, harmony, and teamwork through the use of these boomwhackers. All students learn to play bucket drums and drum set during their time at JES. These sticks will also be used by our pep band drumline to support our basketball team, the pride of our school. Finally, our guitar ensemble is working hard at rehearsals, but we do not have enough strings to go around. Fixing these instruments will give students an opportunity to learn an instrument they could not otherwise afford to play. All instruments are school owned.

Ms. Bastianelli
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
American Classic Hickory Drumsticks • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.99 10 $99.90
Complete Upper & Lower Octave Sets Boomwhackers Tuned Percussion Tubes • Woodwind and Brasswind $89.99 1 $89.99
80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light/Medium (.012-.056) • Woodwind and Brasswind $13.89 4 $55.56

Materials cost

$245.45

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$279.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.26

Total project goal

$328.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$328.39

3 Donors

-$214.00

Donations toward project cost

-$182.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.35

Matching donations from our partners

-$113.51

Match offers toward project cost

-$96.48

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.03

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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