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Mr. Cotignola from Omaha NE is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Upgrade Our Sound!

My students need quality mouthpieces and reeds to meet the rigors of high school band.

  • $583 goal

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My Students

We are an urban school with over 75% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch. We receive a very small budget that does not come close to meeting all of the needs of our program. Many of our students come from homes where their parents do not speak English. Some struggle with paying for basic necessities in life, much less extra musical supplies or contributing to band fundraisers. Most of our students will be the first generation in their families to attend college. Simply put, our students are amazing and deserve to have the necessary supplies to be successful!

My Project

Our woodwind players often struggle with purchasing their own instruments and musical accessories. Without quality reeds and mouthpieces, they will be at a great disadvantage as they try to become better musicians. Legere reeds are fantastic reeds that many professionals, including myself, have switched to. They are synthetic, so they can be played in all weather conditions and are much more consistent than traditional cane reeds. This will greatly help us in marching band where we never know what conditions we'll have to perform in. I have a few Legere reeds that have lasted nearly two years, so the students can also get a lot of use out of one reed. Hite, Yamaha, and Meyer all make great woodwind mouthpieces. Our school has never owned a Meyer jazz mouthpiece, and as our jazz program grows we want to continue upgrading the mouthpieces our students play on.

Help our students upgrade their sound.

One of the most frustrating things when learning an instrument is thinking you're not good when really the equipment is poor. With these mouthpieces, reeds, and reed cases, we can upgrade our sound and protect the investment.

Mr. Cotignola
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hard Rubber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece • Woodwind and Brasswind $108.29 1 $108.29
Bb Clarinet European Signature Reeds • Woodwind and Brasswind $28.99 3 $86.97
Reed Guard • Woodwind and Brasswind $7.29 6 $43.74
Premiere Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece • Woodwind and Brasswind $19.88 2 $39.76
Signature Series Tenor Saxophone Reed • Woodwind and Brasswind $31.49 1 $31.49
Signature Series Alto Saxophone Reed • Woodwind and Brasswind $28.99 1 $28.99
Signature Series Alto Saxophone Reed • Woodwind and Brasswind $28.99 1 $28.99
Bb Clarinet European Signature Reeds • Woodwind and Brasswind $28.99 1 $28.99
5C Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece • Woodwind and Brasswind $28.54 1 $28.54
Reed Guard, Large • Woodwind and Brasswind $6.99 1 $6.99

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