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Mr. Wilson from Wilmington DE is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Most Versatile Drum... The Djembe!

Help me give my students a beautiful 12" Djembe drum for our ensembles!

  • $334 goal

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My Students

I have several classes of energetic, curious, and adventurous middle school students. They are always looking for something new and big to do and learn. Many of them come from difficult backgrounds with less than normal living experiences. For many, coming to school is a way of escaping their everyday world. They feel safe in my classroom, they trust me, and they know that I deeply care for them.

My students have a new appreciation toward learning music, and they are always looking for the next big opportunity!

Once we learn a skill or concept, we build on it and add the next challenge. A majority of my students are not exposed to a wide variety of music. Many would start the school year saying “I don’t like music” or “I’m not good at this.” Those same kids leave my room at the end of the year and continue with music by either joining an ensemble for the next school year, taking private lessons, or playing an instrument at home.

My Project

We are building a collection of quality, versatile instruments for our sixth-grade Introduction to Music class. I teach my students about rhythms, style, and composition using hand drums. As we build our musical palette, our goal is to have a well-rounded sound. Adding a 12” Remo Djembe is the perfect drum to accomplish that!

A variety of hand drums are key to incorporate musical genres from around the world into my classroom.

With their ability to make both low tones and very high tones, Remo Djembes are the perfect versatile drum. At our school, we use them to play along with the chorus, use them in lessons, and use them as the heart for my steel drum band. It truly is the all-purpose drum!

Mr. Wilson
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Remo DJ-0012-05 Mondo Djembe Drum - Earth, 12" • Amazon Business $250.00 1 $250.00

Materials cost

$250.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$283.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.07

Total project goal

$333.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$333.82

2 Donors

-$300.25

Donations toward project cost

-$283.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$33.57

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$0.00

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