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Mrs. Roberts from Everett MA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Got the Music, We Need the Tools!

Help me give my students world percussion instruments and recording equipment so we can play, record, and share our cultural masterpieces!

  • $593 goal

This project expired on February 17, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students at the W. School often face realities in their everyday lives that many of us cannot even imagine. The majority of our students are immigrants, learning English as a second (or third!) language, economically disadvantaged, homeless or in foster care, or all of the above.

No matter their struggles, all our students work very hard to simply get to school, and make the most out of every second they have here.

Not only is school a safe place for them, they know the importance of learning and the impact it will have on the rest of their lives. Although our students are from a huge variety of cultures, countries, and socioeconomic situations, the one thing that unifies them is their love for the arts!

My Project

My students are already so naturally musical and creative, but we lack the tools to express our musicality and share it with others. So many of my students and their families take great pride in their cultures, both here in our community and with family and friends in their home countries, and we celebrate this diversity in our school on a daily basis! I would like to bring our love of music and joy for our cultural identities together in the music classroom.

My students and I would love to learn more about what makes their cultures' music special and share it with loved ones near and far.

We plan to learn how to perform authentic music on world percussion instruments and record our performances so that we may share with the community - both locally AND with family and friends "back home", no matter how far that may be! This project will allow my students to learn how to play percussion instruments alone and with others, how to arrange and compose music within historical and cultural contexts, how to record, edit, and mix audio, and how to form deeper connections to the world beyond our classroom walls.

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 600 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BEHRINGER U-PHORIA UMC202HD • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Meinl Percussion HDJ3-M Black River Series Headliner Rope Tuned Djembe, Medium: 10-Inch Diameter • Amazon Business $78.95 1 $78.95
MXL 770 Cardioid Condenser Microphone • Amazon Business $74.47 1 $74.47
Tycoon Percussion 6 Inch & 7 Inch Ritmo Bongos - Mahogany Finish • Amazon Business $42.67 1 $42.67
Rhythm Music Lummi Sticks - 24 Pack With Four Different Colors - Enjoyable and Economic Way To Teach Kids and Children Rhythm And Music In The Classroom • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Together in Rhythm: A Facilitator's Guide to Drum Circle Music, Book & DVD • Amazon Business $25.37 1 $25.37
Drum Fun! - Musical Games for Groups • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Nino Percussion NINO555 Wood Güiro, Natural Finish • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
RhythmTech RT8000 Cabasa, Chrome • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
AmazonBasics XLR Male to Female Microphone Cable - 10 Feet • Amazon Business $7.59 2 $15.18
NEEWER Adjustable Microphone Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand, Compact Mic Stand Made of Durable Steel for Radio Broadcasting Studio, Voice-Over Sound Studio, Stages, and TV Stations • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
7 Inch Steel Cow Bell with Handle and Antique Copper Finish • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Buytra 2 Pack 6 inch Music Triangle Instrument Set with Striker for kids • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Tosnail 8" Wood Handheld Tambourine - Single Row 5 Pairs Jingles • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Hohner Kids Musical Toys S2203 Percussion Blocks • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Aokeo Professional Microphone Pop Filter Mask Shield, Dual Layered Wind Pop Screen With A Flexible 360° Gooseneck Clip Stabilizing Arm For Awesome Premium Recordings, Broadcasting, Streaming, Singing • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Cherub WCP-60G Acoustic Guitar Pickup • Amazon Business $7.05 1 $7.05

Materials cost

$466.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$503.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.88

Total project goal

$592.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$592.53

3 Donors

-$296.26

Donations toward project cost

-$251.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.44

match offer

-$296.27

Match offer toward project cost

-$251.83

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.44

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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