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Mrs. Patton from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

World Drumming for Multi-Cultural Learning

My students need drums and percussion instruments to play during music time.

  • $331 goal

This project expired on December 22, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Music is back at our school after years of budget cuts, and the kids LOVE being able to express themselves in a dedicated music class. World drumming would add much joy to our students' lives.

We are an urban school, where 95% of our students live at or below the poverty line.

Despite limited resources at home, our families are supportive of their kids and their teachers, and love having the fine arts back in their neighborhood school. The school is a welcoming and safe gathering place for the families in our area.

My Project

The drums I have requested will be played by kids in the classroom, and during after school music programs. The children will participate in group drumming activities which are designed to develop communication and improvisation skills. The drums I have requested are of a high quality, and are specifically designed for kids. These instruments will be put to good use for years to come!

When a child plays a musical instrument, any frustration due to a language barrier can just melt away.

Group drumming boosts self esteem and develops communication skills in a way that is natural and FUN!

Mrs. Patton
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 350 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Remo KIDS PERCUSSION, Gathering Drum, 16 Diameter, 8 Height, Rain Forest Fabric • Amazon $68.99 1 $68.99
Rhythm Band RB210S 12-Pack Egg Shakers • Amazon $20.98 3 $62.94
Remo Ocean Drum, Fish Heads 2.5" x 16" • Amazon $55.45 1 $55.45
Remo Kids Percussion, Floor Tom, 10 Diameter with Mallet, Rain Forest Fabric • Amazon $30.36 1 $30.36
World Music Drumming: A Cross-Cultural Curriculum • Amazon $19.75 1 $19.75
Worlds: Drumming for Shamanic Travel • Amazon $9.95 1 $9.95

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