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

The Rhythm Is Going to Get You!

My students need music instruments like the boom whackers and drums to play rhythms and songs, drum sticks for bucket drumming, and rhythmic scarves and ribbons for dance movement to make the music come alive.

  • $835 goal

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My Students

I teach general music in multiple grades: TK, special needs TK, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth, at a Title I school in Bakersfield, California. I also work with 5th/6th grade chorus who often use hand held percussion instruments to enhance their concerts.

The students at this multicultural school have a love for music and a desire to play instruments.

Many of these students cannot afford instruments and private music lessons so my classroom is where they are able to learn music. Many 5th and 6th graders are involved in chorus, as well our school's instrumental music program.

My Project

My students love music; however, being at a Title I school I often don't have enough musical instruments like drums, or materials like scarves and ribbons to make my lessons come alive.

I do have some instruments for the students to use, but often there aren't enough for each student, and I have to borrow from another school in order to make the lesson successful.

Having enough Boom Whackers for example, means that all my students can participate at the same time. Many of my students become disappointed when there aren't enough instruments for everyone, and I believe learning happens with all involved!

That's why I'm asking for drums, scarves, bells, tambourines, and more, to fill in the gaps in my music room so all students can excel in music.

Mrs. Wright
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Boomwhackers C Major Diatonic Scale Set with Octavator Caps 8-Pack • Amazon Business $34.89 4 $139.56
Musician 's Gear Hickory 20-Pack, Assorted Colors and Styles • Amazon Business $25.95 2 $51.90
YMC TAM20-BLACK Double Row Tambourine - Metal Jingles Hand Held Percussion Ergonomic Handle • Amazon Business $10.28 5 $51.40
Band Wrist Bell, DEALIKEE Multi-Color Musical Rhythm Toys Wrist Bells and Ankle Bells Wrist Foot Bell Instrument Percussion Orchestra Rattles Toy. (14 PACK) • Amazon Business $16.99 3 $50.97
Remo ET-7110-00 Kids Percussion Lollipop Drum, 10" • Amazon Business $16.69 3 $50.07
Remo RH-5010-00 Rhythm Club Floor Tom Drum - Rhythm Kids, 10" • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
JUSLIN 12pcs Kids Rhythmic Dance Ribbons Gym Ribbons Streamers Dancing Streamers, Rotating Baton, for Kids Artistic Dancing • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Remo ET-7108-00 Kids Percussion Lollipop Drum, 8" • Amazon Business $11.49 3 $34.47
Remo RH-5600-00 Rhythm Club Bongo Drum - Rhythm Kids, 5"-6" • Amazon Business $30.17 1 $30.17
Meinl Percussion SLB25 Sleigh Bells with 25 Steel Bells for Christmas Caroling, Recording, and Live Band or Choral Performances • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Remo ET-7106-00 Kids Percussion Lollipop Drum, 6" • Amazon Business $9.82 3 $29.46
Rhythm Band Large Multi-Color Rhythm Scarves (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $8.19 3 $24.57
Remo RH-1206-00 Rhythm Club Konga Drum - Rhythm Kids, 6" • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Boomwhacker Music Book • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Kabi 12pcs Plastic Egg Shakers Set with 4 Different Colors,Percussion Musical Egg Maracas Child Kids Toys • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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