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Mr. Balli from Victoria TX is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Warriors of Harvey

Help me give my students new supplies and equipment like strings, bows, and books to get my orchestra students back on their feet after Harvey.

  • $4,980 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am so very fortunate to be a teacher of thirty four absolutely unique high school students. We smile together, laugh together, and most importantly, make music together.

They have an amazing way of conveying their personalities through the music they make as an orchestra.

It makes learning music easier and more enjoyable.

When Hurricane Harvey hit last August recovery was unthinkable at first. My students feared for their instruments, equipment and rehearsal space. However, they didn't let the hurricane deter their spirits, and as soon as we could we jumped right back into the music. Their perseverance is what led me to label them as Warriors of Harvey!

My Project

We live in what is known as the Coastal Bend region of Texas, an area that is familiar with extreme weather caused by tropical storms and hurricanes. More than a year has passed since Hurricane Harvey hit and this region is still in a recovery state. Thankfully my classroom was saved from any devastating damage when it passed through Victoria; however, our instruments and equipment suffered from the aftermath of it all!

Power outages, humidity, and water in the building has warped our bows and bridges, turned most of our strings to rot and damaged our warm-up books.

Help me give my students new supplies and equipment like strings, bows, and books. If we were to get help funding for these necessities my students would be able to make quality sounds again on their instruments and won't have to share books/folders anymore.

As an orchestra that does not have their own room (we play in a shared space with the band), we make do with what we have most of the time. But after the depletion of our supplies, we are too nervous to tighten/loosen a bow or turn a peg on an instrument for fear of something breaking or popping and us not having a backup. If the materials below were funded for us it would relieve this sense of anxiety and let us go back to just focusing on what matters most to us: music.

Mr. Balli
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Aubert 1051FM 4/4 Size Mirecourt Self-Adjusting Fitted Bridge for Cello, Medium • Amazon Business $75.74 6 $454.44
Jargar Cello SET CLASSIC Coated Steel Strings, Medium • Amazon Business $79.50 4 $318.00
D'Addario Prelude Cello String Set, 4/4 Scale, Medium Tension • Amazon Business $46.80 6 $280.80
Thomastik Dominant 4/4 Violin String Set - Medium Gauge - Steel Ball-End E • Amazon Business $54.50 5 $272.50
D'Addario Prelude Viola String Set, Short Scale, Medium Tension • Amazon Business $33.39 6 $200.34
Vio Music Braided Carbon Fiber Viola Bow, Ebony Frog with Fluer-de-lys Inlay and Pearl Dot Screw • Amazon Business $65.99 3 $197.97
AmazonBasics Drafting Stool with Adjustable Foot Rest - Black • Amazon Business $94.99 2 $189.98
Kmise Z5248 Brand New Pro Light Carbon Fiber 4/4 Cello Bow Copper Parts Horse Hair • Amazon Business $45.38 4 $181.52
D'Addario Prelude Viola String Set, Medium Scale, Medium Tension • Amazon Business $26.99 6 $161.94
FG Standard Series Fiberglass Composite Cello Bow • Woodwind and Brasswind $49.99 3 $149.97
FG Standard Series Fiberglass Composite Cello Bow • Woodwind and Brasswind $49.99 3 $149.97
VINGOBOW 4/4 BRAND NEW Carbon Fiber Violin Bow, Art No.100V • Amazon Business $36.95 4 $147.80
D'Addario Pro-Arte Viola String Set, Long Scale, Medium Tension • Amazon Business $48.85 3 $146.55
Vio Music #403 3/4 Bass Bow,brazilwood, Ebony Frog, French Style, Black Horsehair • Amazon Business $69.90 2 $139.80
D'Addario Prelude Viola String Set, Extra Short Scale, Medium Tension • Amazon Business $26.99 4 $107.96
Glasser G501H-3/4 Horse Hair German Bass Bow, 3/4 Size • Amazon Business $99.64 1 $99.64
D'Addario Prelude Violin String Set, 4/4 Scale, Medium Tension • Amazon Business $16.00 6 $96.00
FG Standard Series Fiberglass Composite Violin Bow • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.99 3 $89.97
FG Standard Series Fiberglass Composite Violin Bow • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.99 3 $89.97
Cyber Acoustics CA-3602FFP 2.1 Speaker Sound System with Subwoofer and Control Pod - Great for Music, Movies, Multimedia PCs, Macs, Laptops and Gaming Systems • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
Pirastro Evah Pirazzi 4/4 Violin String Set - Medium Gauge - With Ball-End Gold-Plated E • Amazon Business $75.99 1 $75.99
Kolstein Bass Ultra All-Weather Rosin • Amazon Business $18.87 4 $75.48
Jade L'Opera JADE Rosin for Violin, Viola, and Cello • Amazon Business $10.80 6 $64.80
Advanced Technique for Strings (Essential Elements series): Violin • Amazon Business $7.99 8 $63.92
Essential Technique for Strings with EEi: Violin • Amazon Business $9.31 6 $55.86
Essential Elements Advanced Technique Teacher's Manual Strings • Amazon Business $42.75 1 $42.75
Essential Technique for Strings with EEi: Double Bass • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
Essential Technique for Strings with EEi: Cello (Intermediate Technique Studies) • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
Essential Technique for Strings with EEi: Viola • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
Essential Elements Advanced Technique Cello • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
Advanced Technique for Strings: Viola: Technique and Style Studies for Orchestra • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
Bluetooth Audio Adapter for Music Streaming Sound System, Esinkin Wireless Audio Adapter Works with Smart Phones and Tablets, Wireless Adapter for Speakers • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95

Materials cost

$4,140.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$62.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$4,232.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$746.96

Total project goal

$4,979.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$4,979.72

1 Donor

-$995.94

Donations toward project cost

-$846.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$149.39

match offer

-$3,983.78

Match offer toward project cost

-$3,386.21

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$597.57

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$0.00

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