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Mrs. Flook from Milton PA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Modern Band Experience

Help me give my students quality instruments to have an authentic modern band experience.

  • $991 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from a small, rural community in the heart of central Pennsylvania. Many of them have not yet found their musical niche in band or choir, so by offering a modern band experience, I hope to tap their creative potential and unlock their love of music making.

Let's face it, middle school general music classes are not always the most exciting classes with all that music history, a bunch of dead composers, and fancy terminology that makes it like a language all it's own.

Now imagine learning all that while actively creating, composing, and performing music on real instruments that you might see in a rock show.

My Project

Putting instruments in students hands has been a priority as an instrumental music teacher, so it just makes sense to continue with this approach in the general music setting.

The modern band experience allows students the opportunity to become musicians using guitars, keyboards, an electric bass, and a drum set, rather than traditional classroom instruments.

How Cool is that!? Students will learn chords and finger patterns at varying levels from beginner to advanced and will collaborate to perform some of their favorite songs. Songs they might listen to on their own devices or hear on the radio. Hands on authentic music making at its best!

Mrs. Flook
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
JR1 Mini Folk Guitar • Woodwind and Brasswind $134.99 4 $539.96
GSR100EX Soundgear Bass Guitar • Woodwind and Brasswind $179.99 1 $179.99
Rumble 15 1x8 15W Bass Combo Amp • Woodwind and Brasswind $79.99 1 $79.99

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