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Mrs. Gast from Michigan City IN is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

This Reed Can Still Play?

Help me give my students reeds so they can play their band instruments!

  • $186 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students from northwest Indiana are energetic, ambitious, and dedicated. They love to be challenged and be given the opportunity to create and showcase their many talents.

Our students are inquisitive, thoughtful, active, and joyful learners!

We love to be hands-on, work together, problem-solve, and we are excited to do it. Our 300+ students in grades K-6 are eager learners who delight in outside-the-box learning experiences. They enjoy lessons that are hands-on, active, creative, and allow the opportunity to add their own flair. We learn at a very diverse school.

My Project

As most folks who have been in band know, the beginning clarinets sure go through a lot of reeds. A section full of beavers isn't too far from the truth. Fortunately, this destruction doesn't last and our eager beavers make some remarkable improvements in clarinet playing the very first year of band.

We have the great privilege and opportunity to offer band and instruments, as needed, to every single one of our 6th grade students in our 8 elementary schools.

Supplying the reeds can get a little tricky if, like this year, 80 of our 6th grade students choose to play the clarinet. Reeds that are in good shape, free from chips, and do not have mold, are currently in demand in our beginning band program. This supply of new reeds would allow all 80 students to continue their great progress and playing as we prepare for our next concert in March.

Mrs. Gast
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bb Clarinet Reeds, Box of 25 • Woodwind and Brasswind $41.99 3 $125.97

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