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Mr. Chamberlain from Noel MO is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Want To Play Music!

My students need 6 ukuleles and 2 tuners for our after school club.

  • $626 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

What about the students that want to learn to play music, but don't want to play the instruments in the band? Where are the classes for them to play instruments that aren't played at half time at the football game?

My students live in and around a small, rural town that is far away from opportunities found in larger communities.

The students typically come from very low income houses and the parents usually work in the poultry industry. These students are amazing. They can sing, dance, draw, and excel in other arts. They appreciate music and would love to learn how to play it.

My Project

My goal is to create a ukulele club that will be able to perform at assemblies and our annual talent show. This will be an after school club which will meet for an hour after school two times a week. I chose six ukuleles to start with because I am not a music teacher and teaching music is new to me. My goal is for the students to learn how to play a fun musical instrument. Through this they will be exposed to many different genres of music that they may not otherwise experience. They will learn to become more publicly confident through performing for groups.

Schools need to offer more experiences than the Three R's.

The arts are woefully under-represented in many schools. This is an opportunity for you to help some of my students have that experience. Thank you for your support.

Mr. Chamberlain
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 6 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LU-21 Standard Ukulele • Woodwind & Brasswind $74.00 6 $444.00
FT-1 Digital Clip-On Tuner • Woodwind & Brasswind $24.95 2 $49.90

Materials cost

$493.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$531.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$93.76

Total project goal

$625.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$625.07

10 Donors

-$374.48

Donations toward project cost

-$340.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.42

Matching donations from our partners

-$225.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$191.25

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$25.59

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$0.00

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