While we were out on the yard this week the children heard a loud, funky beat and got very excited when they followed the sound. The high school marching band’s percussion section was practicing just across the street! We took this opportunity to go check out the free show. The kids brought sticks and pans from the yard to follow along and even used their bodies as drums. We practiced marching and dancing with the beat. When the band was done practicing we gave them a big cheer and the high school students shouted back,”Thank you, kids!”
The children went straight back to the yard to form marching bands of their own. They lined up all their drums and cymbals and banged away. They’ve been pretending all week, even putting buckets on their heads as band costumes.