My classroom is performance oriented with a stage, a full set of risers, and more instruments than you would expect in the average elementary classroom. We make music with our own hands and breath, and we do it well. I'm in my fifth year at this school, and in the time I've been here, my students have become multi-instrumentalists on the bass, mandolin, piano, and drums. Some students like to switch around between the instruments, while others have "specialized" and concentrate all their learning on just one. Either way is fine by me, as long as they're learning and enjoying music and school.
The music department just had a project funded for a second light stand that changes colors. Kids use this to design a light show in time with our music. We also had a project funded for a fourth GoPro to record our Kindness and Anti-Bullying music video with fourth grade. They are writing a song based on "I'm Still Standing" called "Filled With Kindness". They will be creating a digital story with a music video of their song using the 4 GoPros (for a multi-camera shoot) and clipping in between interview segments about bullying and how to help their friends and work as a team when being bullied.
The only thing we're missing for shooting our "Kindness" music video is a spotlight for the singers at the mics.
With the two light stands, we can light the drum kit and the bass on the stage and also the surrounding walls for quite a stunning visual effect. (I wish I could post a picture in here for you!) But the singers at the front of the stage are almost in total darkness and we can't see their faces. We need this ADJ Follow Spot spotlight on a stand to illuminate their faces to be seen in our soon-to-be awesome storytelling video! If you donate, you'll get to see the best pictures EVER in our thank you package! Come on over and be part of our music successes.
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