Codman Academy Elementary Orchestra


Codman Academy Charter Public School is a Title I school in Dorchester, MA. Serving 345 K1-12th grade students in the greater Boston area, we strive to educate the whole child. This includes an emphasis of health and wellness, socio-emotional learning, and arts education.

Starting Fall 2018, our music program will expand from compulsory elementary general music classes, to include an elective string program open to students entering grades 2-4. Students will have the option of choosing the violin or cello, and will have an instrument rented by the school from Johnson String Instruments. Each year-long rental with insurance runs from approximately $210 (for violins) to $340 (for cellos), and this fundraiser will go primarily towards instrument rental fees for students. Other supplies that are needed are music stands and storage racks, as well as method books. We are hoping to have this program available to all students showing interest, which has reached 45 students, 35 prospective violinists and 10 prospective cellists.
By offering this program at zero cost to families, we hope to provide a comprehensive and thorough formative music education for these young violinists and cellists.

Historically, Codman Academy has not asked families to contribute to extracurricular fees, so if you are a family whose child will be entering our program in the fall, and are willing and able, feel free to donate to our campaign! We have also received a significant donation from the Voices, Instruments and Beats Enrichment (VIBE ) Program, Inc. started by students at Milton Academy.  We thank them for their assistance in getting this program off the ground.

Any additional funds raised will go towards purchasing music books and sheet music, accessories such as rosin, tape, and strings, along with other important supplies that will help get our brand new program off the ground! We are very excited about launching this new program, and hope you will be able to help these kids gets the supplies and support they need!

Itemized List:
35 violins: $7,350
10 cellos: $3,400
24 music stands: $800
Music stand rack: $312
Music/Accessories: $338
-VIBE donation: $1,000
= $11,200

$25 - Concert Circle
Your donation of $25 will help fund this brand new string program for our young musicians of Codman Academy.

$40 - Buy a music stand
Your donation of $40 will purchase one music stand, that our brand new string orchestra students will use at every rehearsal.

$100 - Symphonic Circle
Make an important contribution to our Codman String Orchestra! You will receive an e-card with an update of our program.

$210 - Fund a violinist
With a donation of $210, you can pay for a year-long rental of a student’s violin. You will receive a customized thank you e-card from a new violinist!

$340 - Fund a cellist
With a donation of $340, you can pay for a year-long rental of a student’s cello. You will receive a customized thank you e-card from a new cellist!

$450 - Buy a music stand rack
Your donation of $450 will purchase a music stand rack, which will enable us to keep our 24 music stands organized and accessible. You will receive an e-update with photos and an update of our program.

$1,000+ - Maestro Circle
Make a significant contribution to our Codman String Orchestra! You will receive an e-update with photos and links to videos of rehearsals, and preferential seating for our winter and spring concerts!
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