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  • $590 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Farrand
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

We Dream of Djembes

The cost of 6 Djembe's from Music in Motion is $574, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

I am a general music teacher for students in grades K to 8 at an elementary school in the south side of Chicago. Students in the primary grades listen to music, describe it, sing, move to music, and play instruments. Over the past year I have started to obtain a percussion instrument collection through Donors Choose. With those instruments, students perform activities based on a combination of speech, movement, and music. In the upcoming school year I intend to expand the percussion ensemble so more students may participate. In this proposal I am requesting a total of 6 medium child sized djembes made by Remo. Djembes are conical drums that are played with the bare hands. Djembes originated in west Africa. There are three basic tones that are played on the djembe, and the instruments are typically played in percussion ensembles. In my classroom I intend to add the djembes to my existing collection of percussion instruments. Through teacher and student led ensemble activities, students learn about musical concepts such as tempo, instrumentation, dynamics, rhythm, and repetition. Your donation will allow students to learn about these musical concepts through hands on participation in a percussion ensemble. Thank you for your generosity.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Drums for Kids: Djembe Remo • Music in Motion $69.00 6 $414.00

Materials cost

$414.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$483.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$106.20

Total project goal

$590.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$590.00

2 Donors

-$561.97

Donations toward project cost

-$484.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$77.67

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$28.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 400 students.

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