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Ms. Mills from Seattle WA is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Young Musicians Need Tubanos, Continued!

My students need two tubanos so we can play world percussion music year round!

  • $600 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a diverse group of students in grades K-5 at a Title I school.

My students are curious, enthusiastic, talented, kind, smart, and hands-on learners.

They jump right into every song, folk dance, singing games, and instrument that I share with them, and constantly make connections between what they learn in my class and what they experience outside of my classroom. I frequently hear students singing throughout the school: in general ed classrooms, the lunchroom, the playground, and everywhere else. Some of my students have experienced trauma, homelessness, food insecurity, or other hardships.

My Project

Tubanos are a relatively new style of drums that many elementary schools use to play world drum music, because they are so light, durable, and versatile. Currently, we share one set of tubanos and West African instruments with 4 other elementary schools. My goal is to build a collection of these instruments for my school that we can use to play world percussion music year round.

Every year, the 4th graders at my school do a short unit with the shared tubanos.

By growing our school's collection, we can have more time with these instruments, and also allow the other schools that we share with to use the shared instruments for a longer period of time.

Ms. Mills
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
100 Series Tunable Tubano • Woodwind and Brasswind $217.45 2 $434.90

Materials cost

$434.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$38.05

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$509.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.91

Total project goal

$599.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$599.38

3 Donors

-$574.68

Donations toward project cost

-$488.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$86.20

Matching donations from our partners

-$24.69

Match offers toward project cost

-$20.99

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.70

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$0.00

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