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Mrs. Austin from Los Angeles CA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Winds of Change

Help me give my students some tools to prep for their Spring Concert!

  • $977 goal

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My Students

In our music classes, we strive to be well-rounded IB students who like learning about our musical history and preserving the legacy of the music department that has been on this campus for many years. All of the students are hard-working, often times taking their lunchtime and after-school time to come in to rehearse.

What amazes me about these students is how they can jump into their work on their own.

They find ways to communicate with each other in respectful ways, provide constructive feedback, and diligently work together.

Despite the many obstacles my students face, they look forward to coming in and getting their work done. They always enjoy performing for others and when they are on stage, they light up because they get a rush from being able to share their talents with others.

My Project

With our new regulations, students will not be able to perform indoors. With that in mind, we need to look at new tools such as magnets and clips to keep music on the stands while we perform outdoors.

These magnets will help the students maintain their music on the stands while they play outdoors in the elements.

It might not seem like much, but these magnets will help. We actually attempted to do this for the winter and it was chaotic without these magnets!

The cases will be used to replace decaying cases in the classroom. All other materials will be used to make sure ALL students have their own string sets and rosin so they are not sharing with other students.

Mrs. Austin
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 240 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MAX Violin Case • Woodwind and Brasswind $56.25 5 $281.25
Prelude Violin String Set • Woodwind and Brasswind $16.99 10 $169.90
Music Stand Super Power Magnet • Woodwind and Brasswind $5.99 25 $149.75
Violin and Viola Rosin • Woodwind and Brasswind $4.89 15 $73.35
Dark Cello Rosin • Woodwind and Brasswind $4.89 10 $48.90

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