Kendall Central School

Elementary Students Bring Drums Alive

Students in kindergarten-grade 6 performed their Drums Alive routines in front of the entire Elementary School on Feb. 17. Students incorporated popular music, drumming methods and physical fitness exercises into their choreographed routines. They learned endurance, how to stay in rhythm with the music and how to work together as a team.

Under the guidance of Elementary Music Teacher Jeremy Rath and Elementary Physical Education Teachers Judy Weber and Justin Laureano, students had two to three weeks to develop and practice their routines before the school-wide assembly in the gym. The teachers picked the music, which ranged from “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” to “Roar.” Students in grades 3-6 created their own routines, which had to include five physical fitness moves, with two increasing the heart rate and one that involved leg movement. All participants had to keep moving throughout the duration of their songs. Students used sticks to drum on oversize balls, buckets or the floor in time to the music.

Videos of each grade level’s performance are posted on the district’s website at: 

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