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Mrs. Valencia from Saugus CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Beat Goes On!

My students need gathering drums so that they can play rhythms together and create group rhythm compositions.

  • $680 goal

This project expired on November 30, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Smiling faces, clapping to the beat, playing together--that is the resonating power of music that my students enjoy! As a Teacher on Special Assignment who brings music and the arts to students in the Title I schools in our district, I see them come alive with excitement when I come to their classroom or they visit mine. Students who struggle in other areas of the curriculum experience success-often for the first time-when they participate in music and rhythm lessons.

For some of my precious students, these experiences are often the first exposure they have ever had to music.

Introducing them to the wonderful world of music and seeing them realize that they CAN do this is such a joy. They come in as novices and leave as musicians! This success also translates to other areas of the curriculum like math and reading. It is such a privilege to bring these musical experiences to my students!

My Project

My primary students love to play instruments during Music! Currently, we have a small assortment of rhythm instruments that they use while we are learning to play steady beat and when they are composing simple rhythms. The drums that we do have are being used by upper grade students during their music instruction.

The Remo Gathering Drums will give my students the opportunity to play their own drums!

With these drums, they will learn to play a steady beat and they will be able to work in small groups to compose and play simple rhythms. These drums are perfect for small hands and for students to gather on the floor to play around the drum.

Mrs. Valencia
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 800 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kids Percussion Gathering Drum • Woodwind and Brasswind $99.00 5 $495.00

Materials cost

$495.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$45.29

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$577.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$101.95

Total project goal

$679.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$679.66

7 Donors

-$503.10

Donations toward project cost

-$427.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.46

Matching donations from our partners

-$176.56

Match offers toward project cost

-$150.08

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.48

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$0.00

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