Help Our Orchestra Fund Better Bows!

For: Present and Future Wy'East MS Orchestra Orchestra
Vancouver, WA
Organizer: Wy'east M.S. Orchestra
of $12,500 goal
100% Complete
Raised by 118 donors
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Help Us Fund Better Bows!

Wy'East Middle School Orchestra Program seeks to purchase a classroom set of Coda Prodigy Bows.These bows are 4 to 5 times the cost and quality of the bows the students currently use. The Coda Bows retail at $311 - Violin Bow, $342 - Viola Bow, $377 - Cello Bow. Student bows are $50 to $60. These retail at Our classroom set of Better Bows will be well cared for by our "Bowbrarians" (students in charge of taking care of the bows). Each period the bows will be checked out to all students, cleaned, and returned for the next period to use. The bows will be for in class and performance use only.Students will use their personal bow at home.By maintaining the bows in the classroom, we expect them to last 20+ years. Your contribution will make a difference to 1000s of students now and into the future.

Our goal with your help is two fold. First, help us share our message with as many music supporters as possible through word of mouth and social media.  Second, help us reach our goal of $12,500 before April 3rd by contributing to our cause. You can contribute as little as $1 and as much as $12,500. Click on the red DONATE NOW button and pay with credit card. Then click the SHARE button and tell others that you are supporting the "Better Bows for Warriors" crowd funding campaign.

Checks made payable to Wy'East Parent Network can be sent to Wy'East Parent Network, 1112 SE 136 AVE, Vancouver, WA, 98683. Include on the memo line "BETTER BOWS".

Spread the word. Every share, every tweet, every re-post counts!

Thanks for watching!

Mr. Weston and the Wy'East Orchestra Program

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on June 18, 2016

Posted on June 18, 2016

Dear Donors:

The Wy’east Orchestra program would like to send out one final thank you to all of our supporters of the Better Bows Project by sharing our performance of the National Anthem using the bows and a link to hand written thank you letters from all of the students.

National Anthem Project

Upon returning from spring break the students took on the challenge to learn the Star Spangled Banner by ear and then perform it at the final pep assembly. Students learned the entire piece without music. Students that figured out the music faster helped others. It was a great orchestra community effort. In order to foster the “By Ear” experience, actual print music was never handed out to the students for this experience. We used the Coda Bows during the performance.

National Anthem Performance:

Student Thank You Letters

Prior to leaving for the summer, every student wrote a hand written thank you expressing in their own words appreciation to everyone who shared our video and contributed to our Better Bows Campaign.

Thank you letters from students:

We look forward to many years to come of making beautiful music together at Wy’east with our new bows.

Mr. Weston

Posted on April 29, 2016

Posted on April 29, 2016

We made our goal of $12,500. Yesterday we submitted an order to Kennedy Violins for 42 Coda Prodigy Bows and 27 Guilliani Bows. They should arrive in the next few weeks and students will immediately put them to use during class and at our upcoming concerts. Expect to receive a special thank you video sent out to all donors late May. We are so excited with the fulfilling of our goal and how it will impact our orchestra students now and in the future.

Posted on April 14, 2016

Posted on April 14, 2016

We did it!!! 
Thank you so much for all your efforts to help us reach our goal.

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