Tuesday, April 13, 2010

SymphonyKids Spotlight: DrumShtick

The VSO's Musicians-in-the-Schools ensembles travel the state delighting and inspiring schoolchildren with music. DrumShtick, one of seven M-I-S ensembles, is our percussion trio. Their show, "Music Means the World to Me," explores a culturally diverse repertoire and includes demonstrations of non-Western instruments. Through their sometimes zany humor the musicians introduce children both to general musical concepts and to the family of percussion instruments. Keep reading for a video of DrumShtick filmed at the VCAM studio for our television show, On Stage, and for more information bringing the trio to your neighborhood school.

This group normally presents three 45-minute shows a day, which can be in three different schools if they are close enough geographically. All presentations are most appropriate for elementary age students. The cost is $285 per performance, or $850 for a full day. Subsidy money is often available, especially if schools help set up bookings. For more information or to book a Musicians-in-the-Schools ensemble, please e-mail Eleanor@vso.org or call (800) VSO-9293 x 14.