BING! BANG! BOOM! World Beat
Circle: Shows for Childern
Tuesday, April 11, 2006Bowker Auditorium
Tickets : $5 Children; $7 Adults
Bing! Bang! Boom! originated in 1992 and was designed as an educational program to introduce elementary school children to percussion instruments in a fun and entertaining style. This program is a dynamic introduction for children to the family of percussion instruments, the sounds they create and how they are played. Tonal as well as non-tonal instruments of the percussion family are discussed and performed. This program has been noted for its effective use of performance and speaking from the stage. We journey first from the keyboard/tuned family of instruments to the drums and cymbals (non-pitched). Ethos then asks, "how exactly do these instruments produce sound" and the idea of Shake! Scrape! Strike! Is introduced. Next, instruments that use only hands, rather than sticks and mallets are introduced. Finally, World music is explored leaving time for question and answer for the audience.