A new music exploration class which combines art, music and exploration of world cultures will be offered this spring by the Fort Hays State University's Western Kansas String Academy.
"Kids' Global Garbage Band" starts Saturday, March 28. Children age 3, 4 and 5 are invited to join the fun as they recycle objects to make musical instruments that can really be played. Each week, students will make an instrument representing a culture from a different continent, listen to music and stories native of that area, and then learn to play their new creations.
Skills and information presented will include the science, history and cultures behind the instruments and musical skills such as rhythm patterns, basic music reading and how to play as an ensemble.
The class runs from 10 to 11 a.m. on six Saturday mornings, March 28 through May 2. The cost is $35. A parent or adult must attend with his or her children. Enrollment deadline is March 15. For more information or a registration brochure, contact Cathy Drabkin with WKSA at firstname.lastname@example.org or (785) 628-5363.