Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Students Enjoy Musical Instruments

More than 1,000 4th grade students from across the school district got an introduction to musical instruments at White Concert Hall.  Mark Norman, director of bands at Washburn University, conducted the university wind ensemble as they played the theme music from Indiana Jones and Star Wars while animation of the movies showed behind the musicians.  Next, a student and teacher came on stage to help demonstrate some of the band instruments.
The concert is a yearly event designed to acquaint 4th grade students with the various musical instruments.  Those 4th graders will be able to take band as 5th grade students this August.