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Mrs. Wheeler from Mayfield KY is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Violins Need Better Bows!

Help me give my students new bows for our violins. We had violins donated to our school, but the bows are old and are falling apart.

  • $408 goal

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My Students

Sometimes I can literally feel that I am 100% in my "sweet spot" in my career. I just don't know how a job could be more satisfying or rewarding. I have the privilege to help students learn, grow, perform, and create music every single day.

Although our school qualifies for the national free lunch program, and our students live in a very rural area without access to many aspects of the arts, our students realize they can achieve far greater than they first thought, face and overcome fears, and find light through music that will help them for the rest of their lives.

My Project

Our school was given student violins and they are being used by our 6th graders on a daily basis. The donation was amazing, and the students are learning the basics and even how to pluck a few basic songs, but the bows are falling apart and some of the bows are missing entirely. The students will be able to learn the proper technique of bowing and playing the violin with these bows. This will be a great start to replacing the missing violin bows and the bows that are completely useless because of their poor condition. Students will learn about the elements of music, music history, great violin players, and different musical styles through playing the violins. They will also get the joy of performing, but we need each student to have a properly functioning bow of their own with which to perform.

Mrs. Wheeler
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Select Brazilwood Violin Bow • Woodwind and Brasswind $25.99 12 $311.88

Materials cost

$311.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$346.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.16

Total project goal

$407.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$407.72

2 Donors

-$203.86

Donations toward project cost

-$173.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.58

match offer

-$203.86

Match offer toward project cost

-$173.28

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.58

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$0.00

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