2006-03-30 / News

Primary school students celebrate music month, make their own instruments from home items

Ann Tiller, W-W Primary School music teacher (above), leads the students in singing and playing some of the musical instruments which they made. Instruments (at right) were made from materials found at home and displayed in the media center. There were many types of drums, shakers, stringed things, pipes, and other unusual creations made by W-W Primary School students and played during a special program at the school. Ann Tiller, W-W Primary School music teacher (above), leads the students in singing and playing some of the musical instruments which they made. Instruments (at right) were made from materials found at home and displayed in the media center. There were many types of drums, shakers, stringed things, pipes, and other unusual creations made by W-W Primary School students and played during a special program at the school. The children at WashingtonWilkes Primary School have been involved in many different aspects of the school music program in celebration of March as music month throughout the United States.

The Washington-Wilkes Primary Performers, composed of 50 second and third grade students directed by Ann Tiller, music teacher at the school, entertained at the March 14 meeting of the Parent-Teacher Group. They performed eight selections and incorporated some movement with their singing.

"It was an enjoyable time for both the audience and the performers," Mrs. Tiller said.

With music being the focus of the month, Tiller encouraged each child to make an instrument that could be displayed at school and played along with others in a group setting. The children made interesting creative instruments from materials found at home, or simple new instruments. They were on display for two weeks in the media center. There were many types of drums, shakers, stringed things, pipes, and other unusual creations.

On Friday, March 17, everyone gathered in the gym and played their music makers together. The student body and faculty enthusiastically approved of this unique musical experience. "It was fun at its loudest," Tiller said.

The emphasis on music in the schools will culminate this month with a music celebration on March 31. The Primary Performers will sing several of their favorite songs for the students and each grade will sing for the other grades. A time of singing together will conclude the celebration.

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