North Branch Primaries and Juniors were treated to a hands-on musical experience, funded in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, and also by North Branch School’s Thomas W. Zinsser Memorial Fund for Fine Arts. Kim and Jimbo Cary provided the instruments and inspiration, while students brought their […]
It’s that time of year when parents read lines with their kids at home, instruments are tuned up, and choreography is practiced again and again. It is December, and the entire school readies for the holiday show that sends families off for the winter break. Enjoy some pictures from rehearsals!
On this musical GratiTUdESDAY, a big thank you to Andy Waldeck for creating and installing this xylophone, to Jubilation Foundation for the seed money several years ago to start the Drum Garden, and to Jen and Jacob Tal for being the visionaries behind the original project. #northbranch2017 #reallybigxylophone
Here is a look at one more of the electives offered this fall, Music with Jen. As Jen Tal explains, she didn’t know exactly how it would take shape, but students would be able to express themselves musically, get comfortable singing with a group and in front of a group. Here they are performing an […]
Is it a noun, a verb, or an onomatopoeia? Maybe all of the above. Katrien’s percussion class made good use of the boomwhackers — lightweight, hollow, color-coded, plastic tubes that are tuned to musical pitches by length. Enjoy “Eye of the Tiger.”