Klausman has an array of percussion devices, however the assortment wanted a greater collection of drums. Her aim was to have about 30, sufficient for every baby in a category. On the high of her want listing had been tubanos, 3-foot tall drums that price about $150 and never in her funds.
In her seek for funding she got here throughout the Golden Grants: a program created in 2018 by Atlanta space McDonald’s house owners and operators to assist people dedicated to inspiring Ok-12 studying initiatives. The awards embody two high grants of $20,000 and $10,000, in addition to 10 for $1,000 every.
“I’m at all times looking out for grants and methods to get cash to assist the significance of the humanities and the roots of music,” she mentioned. “When I discovered the Golden Grants, I didn’t see something about music, so I wrote a proposal about my pursuits and was chosen for a $1,000 grant. Now I can get about six tubanos.”
Having the extra devices will present an enormous increase to this system, mentioned Klausman. “Yearly I plan to get two or three extra drums so I can hold constructing till I’ve one for each child. I need to be certain they get the total expertise to allow them to have extra motivation, curiosity and curiosity to pursue music afterward after they go to center and highschool.
“Most of all, you are able to do so many issues with drumming that it’s fairly magical. That’s what making music is like in my classroom.”
Details about Ocee Elementary is on-line at fultonschools.org/oceees.
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