On Wednesday the 16th of November all the boys in 6th class did a percussion workshop. W e got to play all types of instruments and all types of songs we all had great fun. Dave the percussionist was telling us how he became a percussionist. He said the first instructor he went to didn’t have a clue what he was doing. The second instructor he went to didn’t have any instruments Dave was just taught beat and rhythm. At the end of the lesson we played a song together I was part of the woodpecker group Johnny, Daragh and Ms.Holmes were on the big drums. I had really good fun doing this and I would do this again.
By Kyle Brennan
On Wednesday the 16th of November a percussion artist came into our school to do a percussion workshop with us. The company he works for is Jabba Jabba Jembe. He told us the name of some of the instruments there was the Jimbe the bongos and marakas. I had a turn with the bongos and the Jembe. The top of the Jembe has goat skin on it. If you were doing well you got a good listeners hat which were hats from Africa. Whenever he played the beat of Pat the Baker we had to do the beat of sliced pan. And at the end we got assigned to different tunes and made a beat. I enjoyed it a lot because it is fun to do and because of all the beats you can make.
By Ian Kerrigan
Check out Dave's website www.jabbajabbajembe.com/
On Tuesday the 15th of November 6th Class walked up to Salesians College to see the Transition Years musical. The name of the musical is “Oh What A Night” This musical is based on the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. This musical was around 1:30 long. The musical was very well produced and looked like a lot of effort and I mean A LOT effort went into this musical. In my opinion this musical was the best musical I’ve ever seen and the best thing about the musical was at the interval they gave us all sweets to eat. The four main characters names were Tomy, Nickie, Bob and Frankie. Some of the songs included are Sherri, Walk like a man, Cry me a river and Oh What A Night. Over it was a brilliant