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Mr. Watson from Hayward CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tip Top Shape for Instrument Care

My students need supplie for brass instrument maintenance and regular care.

  • $187 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Each morning, my students gather in the classroom and assemble their instruments. They begin to tune their instruments by listening to the concert master's note. Once they are done tuning, they go through warm-ups and finally rehearse our pieces.

Aside from the obvious signs of the class not having the traditional chair-and-desk look, the students in my class are unlike any other.

They are enthusiastic, even on the gloomiest days, and are always filled with positive energy. They come from a low-income community with a school district that does little to financially support extra-curricular activities. However, our music department is a true exception. Our combined choir and instrumental programs have produced phenomenally talented young adults and leaders who strive to inspire countless audience members. It is sometimes difficult to distinguish them as plain high school students at first glance. Yet, little do you know how much they are empowered through the arts.

My Project

Each student has to learn how to care for their new instruments and develop good habits for future years. We need to show them how to oil the instrument valves and grease the instrument slides to keep our brass instruments working well.

As a student begins to learn an instrument it is important to teach maintenance and care.

The responsibility that they learn can lead a student to learn accountability for their belongings. The disinfectant, lubricant and cream will help to keep the instruments in good working condition and allow the students to learn with and set backs due to instrument malfunction.

By being able to gift them with items to make their work easier and more special they will continue to work hard. A little appreciation goes a long way to students and my students give so much.

Mr. Watson
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Slide O Mix Trombone Slide Lubricant • Woodwind and Brasswind $7.99 5 $39.95
Roche Thomas Mi-T-Mist Disinfectant, 8Oz • Amazon Business $7.99 5 $39.95
SuperSlick SC1 Trombone Cream • Amazon Business $3.59 10 $35.90

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