A double bass is not only great for classical orchestra but also used in contemporary music like rock, jazz, and bluegrass. It is large in size, and supplies such as strings tend to be more expensive than a smaller string instrument. My bassists are moved by the harmony created by the bass as the vibrations move through their body. It also does not hurt that they look extra cool with their instrument.

As an educator I prepare my students for the Sunshine State Standard MU.68.S.1.5; Perform melodies with chord progressions. This grant would allow me to have the supplies needed for my students to perform music using bass as an instrument.

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Wanted: Future Musicians

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

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Only $1,052.73 Needed

 

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Project Goal

A double bass is not only great for classical orchestra but also used in contemporary music like rock, jazz, and bluegrass. It is large in size, and supplies such as strings tend to be more expensive than a smaller string instrument. My bassists are moved by the harmony created by the bass as the vibrations move through their body. It also does not hurt that they look extra cool with their instrument.

As an educator I prepare my students for the Sunshine State Standard MU.68.S.1.5; Perform melodies with chord progressions. This grant would allow me to have the supplies needed for my students to perform music using bass as an instrument. 

 

How Project Benefits Students

My students have to learn the standard MU.68.S.3.2: Demonstrate proper vocal or instrumental technique. For a bassist, part of that means they will play the chromatic scale two octaves starting on open E. A bassist also needs to be able to play the G melodic minor scale and arpeggio two octaves. My students need the right supplies to make the very best sound. These supplies will make it easier for bassists to play and sound their best. This course requires after school rehearsals and performances. It is important to have the strings needed to change out worn out strings that have been played with love for a long period of time.

Being part of the orchestra is more than learning how to play an instrument, it is a place to learn how to perform and be a part of a team. It is an opportunity for inner reflection and for becoming one with the music.
 

 

Expected Outcome(s)

I want my students to become lifelong musicians, at least as educated consumers and/or recreational performers. I want them to have the confidence in their instruments and skills to perform at their best. I can bring them to that level by providing the very best strings for them and supplies they could otherwise not afford. 

 

Detailed Cost Summary

All musical supplies are from Woodwind Brasswind which is an approved vendor for Hillsborough County Public Schools. 

 

Items

# Item Description Total Cost
1 6 D'Addario Prelude Series Double Bass String Set 3/4 Size $461.94
2 6 D'Addario Prelude Series Double Bass String Set 1/2 Size $461.94
3 5 Rockstop Bass Endpin Rest $38.95
4 5 SOUND INNOVATIONS FOR STRING ORCHESTRA BOOK 1 - BASS 038081383644 $44.95
5 5 SOUND INNOVATIONS FOR STRING ORCHESTRA BOOK 2 - BASS 00-34603 $44.95
  Total: $1,052.73

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