The Band School hits their straps

WHACK IT, WHACK IT GOOD: A group of young musicians from The Band School perform in town on a range instruments, including boomwhackers. The tuned percussion tubes are lightweight, hollow, plastic tubes, tuned to musical pitches by length.

“Notes are colour coded and intervals can be easily taught, and chords and sequences can quickly be learned,” said Band School director Ricky Boyd.

“We brought them in and have used them at several primary schools including Rere, Waerenga-O-Kuri, St Mary’s and Ngatapa.

“We’ve had staff staying in over-time just to try them out.”

“Notes are colour coded and intervals can be easily taught, and chords and sequences can quickly be learned,” said Band School director Ricky Boyd.

“We brought them in and have used them at several primary schools including Rere, Waerenga-O-Kuri, St Mary’s and Ngatapa.

“We’ve had staff staying in over-time just to try them out.”

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