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The OKCPS district has undergone massive restructuring changes this year that have directly affected my school. We have added on a new building site for a new grade level, hired almost twenty new staff members, and are taking in over 150 more students. Due to these changes, our funding is depleted, and I am seeking help through this request in order to continue to offer excellent musical opportunities to my sixth grade band at our new school site. Our new site has not received any aid to supply full percussion equipment. As of right now, the beginning percussionists will have drum pads and bell kits to support their learning. While these kits will help them practice at home, the equipment is not conducive to their developmental needs as young musicians, nor will it be the appropriate equipment for concert music. Without things like true snare drums, bass drums, suspended cymbals, and triangles they will not have an appropriate or fair learning experience. As a teacher, I am eager to protect my young musicians’ sense of dignity and their natural right to have the opportunities needed to learn.