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Mr. Marcus from Washington DC is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Trombone Players Do It in 7 Positions!

Help me give my students low brass sounds via a higher quality trombone to use in Band.

  • $3,563 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My deserving and talented students from Washington, DC do not come with all the resources that they need. Where we are located is sometimes seen as a rougher neighborhood with many of our students living in notorious housing projects.

All I see: diamonds in the rough!

These kids deserve to have the same chances and opportunities as the kids in the much wealthier suburbs of DC. My students are rich with creative bright energy. All they need is someone to believe and invest!

My Project

This project will make sure our growing band has more high quality trombones for students to use. Quality trombones are very expensive instruments to be purchased for an ensemble, and we just can't afford them on our zero dollar budget.

Our disadvantaged students deserve to have some high-quality instruments!

Every middle school band director gets those certain students that exceed expectations. Funding this project will assure I can step them up to a high quality instrument. This keeps them motivated and boosts their confidence. Can't you just imagine one of them making Honor's Band and having a a trombone with an F-Attachment just like the rich suburban kids have?

Mr. Marcus
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
88H Symphony Series F Attachment Trombone • Woodwind and Brasswind $2,789.00 1 $2,789.00

Materials cost

$2,789.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$167.34

3rd party payment processing fee

$41.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$3,028.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$534.38

Total project goal

$3,562.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$3,562.56

1 Donor

-$3,562.56

Donations toward project cost

-$3,028.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$534.38

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$0.00

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