Marcia Knorr took the student body back in time through music at an assembly sponsored by ARTS Inc, and the ZAP tax. She used a guitar, banjo, dulcimer, jaw harp and jack in the box to time travel through the Revolutionary War, Minstral Shows, Civil War, and the building a barn, railroad or panning for gold. She explained the development and use of the instruments and classic songs like "Old Dan Tucker" and Yankee Doodle. The students and teachers joined in with singing percussion and laughter. The assembly ended with a though about the future of American music: The children.
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Natasha Bingham’s second grade class at Hobble Creek Elementary is alive with rhythm. Natasha attended the Arts Express 2014 “Converting Pressure to Power with STEAM” One of the sessions that she selected was Drums Alive led by the creator, Carrie Ekins. Natasha decided to bring drumming into her classroom. She requested that her desks be replaced with tables. She used her classroom supply money to purchase a classroom set of 30 rhythm sticks ($24) and Home Depot buckets at $3.00 each.
Hobble Creek Students of the Week for January 8, 2016 were: Mya Gilbert, Pearl Steele, Timothy Evans, Reis Brothers, Lea Cardon, Maurie Hartman, Ian Smith, Jameson Hess, Ben Jensen, Dahlia Torgersen, Chloe Brooke, Kayla White, Emily Lindsey, Kaila Finlayson, Jeran Theoblad, Savannah Nuttal, Addie Hales, Jocelyn Brown, Paityn Bird, Tomokia Kaanga, Avery Todd, Jenny Darby, Annie Rex.