My school has a very diverse immigrant population with students from Asia, Eastern Europe, Central America, the Caribbean, and North America. The music program is being re-established after more than a decade of absence. The students are very excited at the thought of having a music program that offers not only Band and Orchestra but also a chance to play popular music in the Modern Band setting, (Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Drums and Vocals).
The Cultural differences between the students is being bridged through the music they enjoy and are sharing with their classmates.
They are eager to learn to play and perform the music they love for their peers, family and the staff. Many come to school early for morning practice so they can get the extra help they need to become better musicians.
The percussionists have a hard enough job playing many instruments and keeping a steady beat. If there is not a definitive space to organize all that gear there will surely be disasters during rehearsals and the performance; such as missed entrances and things being dropped in mid-performance.
Having order in the section will make it less chaotic when multiple parts have to be played and equipment must be hastily changed.
Eliminating the need to search for smaller devices and having built-in racks and stands for stationary instruments like triangles and wood blocks, leaves plenty of table space for other smaller instruments.
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