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Mrs. Wheeler from San Antonio TX is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Are The Music Makers!

Help me give my students 15 xylophones so that they can become active musicians and experience music visually, aurally and kinesthetically!

  • $663 goal

This project expired on May 8, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach music at a nonprofit K-5 charter school. My students are inquisitive, creative and always striving to be the best well-rounded version of themselves. They are constantly looking for new opportunities to learn and they take pride in being active participants in their education. Even though we have a very rigorous STEM based curriculum, our school is open to any and all who want to be a part of our family. Music is my students' chance to explore their more creative side.

My students are enthusiastic learners that are eager to create and express themselves.

I am continually amazed by their drive to succeed in everything they do.

My Project

These xylophones will enrich the lives of almost 700 children throughout our school. Starting as young as kindergarten, they will use them to see and hear the difference between high and low pitches spatially and aurally. Once they have graduated to the upper elementary levels, they will be used to begin exploring improvisation and composition. By giving them a tangible pitched instrument we are creating active musicians. By learning to read and play music, they will also learn a mirage of other non-musical skills as well, such as developing language and reasoning skills, hand-eye coordination and responsible risk-taking.

The xylophones will be used to achieve many things throughout our classroom, but most importantly, they will help to foster a sense of pride and creative thinking.

They will be able to take the concepts we learn in class and transfer them to an actual physical instrument.

Mrs. Wheeler
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 700 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Xylophone, 12 Keys, A-E • Woodwind and Brasswind $34.99 15 $524.85

Materials cost

$524.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$562.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$99.30

Total project goal

$662.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$662.02

7 Donors

-$573.26

Donations toward project cost

-$504.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.57

match offer

-$68.27

Match offer toward project cost

-$58.03

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.24

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$20.49

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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