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Ms. Winslow from Richfield MN is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Want To Bang On Our Drums Without Back Aches!

My students need 4 ergonomic harnesses for our marching band snare drum players.

  • $1,469 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I've worked at my school on staff with the marching band for five years and became the band director this past school year. I can genuinely say that I work with some of the kindest, most passionate kids I've ever come across. They deeply care about music and their band community.

Richfield, the state of Minnesota's oldest suburb just south of Minneapolis, calls itself an "urban hometown".

We have the community of a small town but the diversity and opportunities of a metropolitan city. Our student body is truly diverse, and we're stronger because of it.

My Project

Minnesota's marching band scene is very unique. While many schools have traditional fall marching programs, many also have competitive summer parade bands. Our school is in its 64th season of the summer Richfield Marching Spartans.

Our drumline membership has exploded over the past two years, and our old equipment can't keep up.

The drums kids carry are a lot heavier than they look, and the harnesses we currently have are pretty old and falling apart. The harnesses we're requesting in this project are becoming the industry standard because of their ergonomic design.

Because we're a summer parade band, the staff has to keep an eye on students for heat exhaustion and health issues. The students in the drumline are usually the first ones to go down because of the added weight and stress on their body. We'd like to give those kids a better chance of healthily participating in parades by giving them the right equipment.

Ms. Winslow
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Contour Hinge Monoposto Snare Carrier with ABS • Woodwind and Brasswind $299.99 4 $1,199.96

Materials cost

$1,199.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$18.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,247.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$220.23

Total project goal

$1,468.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,468.19

4 Donors

-$1,110.96

Donations toward project cost

-$945.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$165.06

match offer

-$355.36

Match offer toward project cost

-$302.06

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.30

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.86

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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