As a music teacher, I could give you million reasons why learning how to play cello is important, but my favorite reason is that cello is needed for symphony orchestra, chamber music, quartet and trio! It is a great instrument for students in middle school who just want to fit in, yet create their own identies. There are far fewer students playing cello in the orchestra than, for example, violin or viola, which makes cellists not only stand out but also belong. The cello brings the music down to earth with its versatility, playing in three clefs: bass, tenor and treble. It produces a wonderful, lustrous sound that makes for stunning performance in both full orchestra and solo performances.

I teach standard MU.68.O.2.2; Demonstrate knowledge of major and minor tonalities through performance and composition. For my students to perform the best they can, I need additional supplies available to them in the classroom.

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Musical Madness

School:
Benito Middle School 
Category:
Music 
Teacher/
Administrator:
Allison Howard 
 
199078 
Students Impacted:
80 
Grade Levels Impacted:
6-8 
Date:
December 10, 2018
Deadline:
February 1, 2019

0% Funded

 

 

Only $1,239.55 Needed

 

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Project Goal

As a music teacher, I could give you million reasons why learning how to play cello is important, but my favorite reason is that cello is needed for symphony orchestra, chamber music, quartet and trio! It is a great instrument for students in middle school who just want to fit in, yet create their own identies. There are far fewer students playing cello in the orchestra than, for example, violin or viola, which makes cellists not only stand out but also belong. The cello brings the music down to earth with its versatility, playing in three clefs: bass, tenor and treble. It produces a wonderful, lustrous sound that makes for stunning performance in both full orchestra and solo performances.

I teach standard MU.68.O.2.2; Demonstrate knowledge of major and minor tonalities through performance and composition. For my students to perform the best they can, I need additional supplies available to them in the classroom. 

 

How Project Benefits Students

The students have to learn according to the Sunshine State Standards, and one of the standards, MU.68.O.2.2 covers how my students have to play major and minor tetrachords starting on any note, using appropriate finger patterns, through seventh position. Life happens and sometimes a string will fail. Having backup strings to play is essential to being able to play. The school has over 50% of the students on free and reduced meals. Playing an instrument should not be a privilege and having the supplies needed is an absolute must. 

 

Expected Outcome(s)

My students will benefit from this grant by having supplies in class to learn the beautiful tone of the cello. I will have books, strings, and rock stops on hand for my students. I expect all of my students (100%) to be able to participate in rehearsals and learn appropriate finger patterns, through seventh position.

Our concerts are well attended and the students can gain confidence in their skill as they have the supplies needed to practice for the big performances.
 

 

Detailed Cost Summary

All the supplies are from Woodwind Brasswind.

The D’Addario strings:

https://www.wwbw.com/DAddario-Prelude-Cello-String-Set-102180-102180000000047.wwbw

Rockstop:

https://www.wwbw.com/Rockstop-Cello-Endpin-Rest-467208-467208000000000.wwbw

Sound Innovation book 1:

https://www.wwbw.com/Alfred-Sound-Innovations-for-String-Orchestra-Book-1-Cello-Book-CD-DVD-H61488-H61488000000000.wwbw

Sound Innovation book 2:

https://www.wwbw.com/Alfred-Sound-Innovations-for-String-Orchestra-Book-2-Cello-Book-CD-DVD-H78666.wwbw
 

 

Items

# Item Description Total Cost
1 D'Addario 10 Prelude Series Cello String Set 3/4 $499.90
2 D'Addario 10 Prelude Series Cello String Set 4/4 $499.90
3 10 Rockstop Cello Endpin Rest $59.95
4 10 SOUND INNOVATIONS FOR STRING ORCHESTRA BOOK 1 - CELLO 038081383637 $89.90
5 10 SOUND INNOVATIONS FOR STRING ORCHESTRA BOOK 2 - CELLO 00-34602 $89.90
  Total: $1,239.55

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