In this day and age public education is under fire and so is the spending for public education. Some school districts have decided to save money by cutting the music and fine arts programs. My district has been very nice to me, but funding is also down. I am currently using instruments that were purchased in the 1960s and need to be replaced. Such instruments are concert bass drums, timpani, various mallet instruments, tubas, harmony clarinets, double reeds, baritone saxophones, and tenor saxophones. We are also in need of basic technology that is driving the modern classroom. I just currently got a projector, but I do not have a smartboard/polyvision board or document camera in my room. These are important to todays successful classrooms. Any help would be greatly appreciated.