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Dr. Duerden from Laughlin NV is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Behind-the-Scenes Equipment That Could Make the Band Great!

Help me give my students the necessary items for a high school band with cabasa and agogo bells, along with the other items.

  • $591 goal

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My Students

My students are like most other students with the exception of their circumstances. My students live in a high poverty town. Many of my students are being raised by their grandparents or foster parents. We are in a Title I school with 100% free lunch and breakfast. Many of these students eat only at school because there is little or no food at home.

The world is a difficult place for many of these students and school is the one safe place for them to be kids.

They have experienced so much in their young lives. I want to provide them with my best so they can be their best and hopefully, pay it forward. Having the equipment we need will go a long way to help them.

My Project

These items will outfit our band with many of the items we don't have. The cabasa and tambourine will replace the broken ones we have. The agogo bells will be a new addition just in time for us to use it for our spring program.

We are a small rural school, and we don't have many of the instruments and accessories that most larger schools have.

It would be great to be able to play pieces that call for the items we have requested. I hope to present the most exciting music to these kids. Thank you for helping us!

Dr. Duerden
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 85 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chimes Stand • Woodwind and Brasswind $99.99 1 $99.99
Multi-Clamp - 4 Mount • Woodwind and Brasswind $69.99 1 $69.99
RX Series Cymbal Stand Double Braced • Woodwind and Brasswind $49.00 1 $49.00
101 Trumpet Straight Mute • Woodwind and Brasswind $15.99 3 $47.97
12-Pack Drumsticks • Woodwind and Brasswind $39.99 1 $39.99
ECB23 Mounted Agogo Bell • Woodwind and Brasswind $37.99 1 $37.99
CP392 10" Tunable Metal Tambourine • Woodwind and Brasswind $33.99 1 $33.99
LP234A Standard Wood Afuche/Cabasa • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.99 1 $29.99
Heritage Brush Rubber Handle • Woodwind and Brasswind $22.49 1 $22.49

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