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Ms. Wilhelm from Bronx NY is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Turn The Beat Around, Students Play Percussion!

Help me give my students musical instruments that are age appropriate, as well as exciting! Students love to play and create music with hand drums and maracas. Kids also love being creative and artistic through dance with scarves!

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My Students

My students are a wide range of ages with the youngest being 5 years old, and the oldest being 14 or 15 years. My students have not had the opportunity to experience music in the classroom for almost 10 years now, so this will be an exciting surprise for them. Since this will be the first time that most of my students will be in a music classroom, I would love for my students to have a rockin' first year experience.

My students deserve to have an enriching and rigorous music program.

In order to ensure this, the classroom needs to be equipped with tools and supplies that support the students' learning needs, as well as supplies that will deepen their learning and musical experiences.

My Project

These materials will help my students learn more about steady beat, as well as to aid in teaching them about rhythm. The rhythm instruments will allow students to create their own songs and rhythms to later perform them. In addition, they can be used as a back beat to songs we sing. The guitar can be used to support students in their singing as well as for their rock band concerts.

The scarves in this project will help my students understand the emotional connection to music, as well as ways of expression through body movement and dance.

My students have not had the opportunity for a music class before. With these materials, I can ensure that students have an enriching first experience with music in their school.

Ms. Wilhelm
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Deluxe 15-Player Rhythm Band Set • Woodwind and Brasswind $82.99 1 $82.99
RR100 Rocketeer Electric Guitar • Woodwind and Brasswind $79.99 1 $79.99
12 Colored Scarves • Woodwind and Brasswind $20.00 2 $40.00

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