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Mr. Pulsipher from West Jordan UT is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Tools of the Trade for Young Musicians

Help me give my students accessories that are essential for success in a music class, and caring for their instruments including Maintenance and Car kits, Keyboard Mallets, and Bb Clarinet Reeds.

  • $966 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in my music classes are the best of the best. They are kind, happy, funny, hard working, and excellent musicians. We have a large number of kids that want to learn to play an instrument, but the cost of instruments, strings, reeds, sticks,maintenance materials and books are a difficult challenge for many families.

But like I said, my students are awesome.

Despite having fewer recourses, and many of them living in difficult situations, they make wondrous, awe inspiring music at every performance.

I love coming to work and seeing the friendship, camaraderie, and success that these kids have. It never ceases to put a smile on my face. The obstacles they overcome on a daily basis inspire me to try harder, to complain less, and love more.

My Project

These are all materials that are essential for a student to perform their best on their instrument. They are also materials that, no matter how carefully they are cared for, wear out or run out as they are used. Reeds and strings lose their strength, sticks and mallets chip, fray and break. Greases and oils run out. The expendable nature of these items makes it difficult for struggling families to replace them as they are needed.

These materials will go directly to students with the highest need.

The Fundamentals Series Keyboard Mallets and American Custom SD1 General Drum Sticks will be used by percussion students to play a variety of percussion instruments. They will use the Drum Stick Bag to keep these new materials organized and safe. The Prelude Series Viola String Sets and Prelude Violin A String will be used throughout the year to replace strings on student instruments as they wear out, ensuring that violin and viola students will have a functioning instrument throughout the year. The Slide Grease, Fast Valve, Slide and Key Oil, Clarinet Maintenance and Care Kits and Flute Maintenance and Care Kits will be used by students to keep their instruments clean and functioning at their best as to not hinder student learning. Finally the Traditional Bb Clarinet Reeds will be used by clarinet students to produce sound. Students are unable to make any sound on the clarinet without a quality reed.

Mr. Pulsipher
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Clarinet Maintenance and Care Kit • Woodwind and Brasswind $16.95 10 $169.50
Fundamental Series Keyboard Mallets • Woodwind and Brasswind $23.00 6 $138.00
Fundamental Series Keyboard Mallets • Woodwind and Brasswind $16.99 6 $101.94
Flute Maintenance and Care Kit • Woodwind and Brasswind $19.95 4 $79.80
Drum Stick Bag • Woodwind and Brasswind $11.99 6 $71.94
Traditional Bb Clarinet Reeds • Woodwind and Brasswind $21.95 3 $65.85
American Custom SD1 General Drum Sticks • Woodwind and Brasswind $8.50 6 $51.00
Prelude Series Viola String Set • Woodwind and Brasswind $26.99 1 $26.99
Prelude Series Viola String Set • Woodwind and Brasswind $26.99 1 $26.99
Prelude Violin A String • Woodwind and Brasswind $4.69 3 $14.07
Prelude Violin A String • Woodwind and Brasswind $4.69 3 $14.07
Fast Valve, Slide and Key Oil • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.99 2 $13.98
Slide Grease • Woodwind and Brasswind $0.99 5 $4.95

Materials cost

$779.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$820.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$144.84

Total project goal

$965.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$965.61

2 Donors

-$467.88

Donations toward project cost

-$452.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

match offer

-$432.81

Match offer toward project cost

-$367.89

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.92

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$64.92

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$0.00

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