A ‘Rhythm Sa­fari’ spec­tac­u­lar

Wangaratta Chronicle - - News - BY ANITA McPHER­SON am­cpher­son@ne­me­dia.com.au

GET set for a spec­tac­u­lar jour­ney through the jun­gle when stu­dents from Wan­garatta West Pri­mary School take to the stage at the Wan­garatta Per­form­ing Arts Centre next week for an ad­ven­tur­ous and ex­otic kind of school mu­si­cal.

The stu­dents have been work­ing on their show ‘ Rhythm Sa­fari’ all term and the whole school is in­volved, with around 400 kids to show­case their mu­sic tal­ents through a se­ries of class per­for­mances fea­tur­ing singing, danc­ing and in­stru­men­tal en­sem­bles.

Mu­sic teacher Ge­orgina Wills said the school’s se­nior drum­ming group, West Beat, will be car­ry­ing the story through each per­for­mance as they head on sa­fari in search of jun­gle rhythms.

“After each scene, they high­light one of the rhythms from the scene in their own per­cus­sion piece us­ing body per­cus­sion, rap, chimes and scrap­ing frogs,” she said.

“At the con­clu­sion of their sa­fari they com­bine th­ese rhythms into a new drum­ming piece.

“Ev­ery­one is very ex­cited and looking for­ward to pre­sent­ing their per­for­mance for the school com­mu­nity.”

The show fea­tures lots of fun and fa­mil­iar songs such as The Eye of the Tiger, Never Smile at a Crocodile, The Baby Ele­phant Walk and Par­adise.

Ms Wills said a num­ber of par­ents and staff have been work­ing very hard be­hind the scenes mak­ing props and cos­tumes and as a re­sult, the stu­dents are go­ing to look spec­tac­u­lar on stage.

While the evening per­for­mance is sold out, tick­ets are still avail­able at www. wan­garat­ta­pac.com. au for the mati­nee on Tues­day, September 19 at 1pm and ev­ery­one is wel­come to come along.

PHOTO: Emma Hil­lier

RHYTHM SA­FARI: Stu­dents from Wan­garatta West Pri­mary School in­clud­ing lion Adini Weeras­inghe with cast mem­bers (back) Siara Vear­ing, Clarence Lampa, Harry Po­ple, Char­lotte Po­ple, Ralph Lampa, Remi Thewlis, Camp­bell Tims, Abby Llewellyn, Aca­dian Vear­ing, Imo­gen Robin­son and Jamieson Hunter, are pre­par­ing to rum­ble in the jun­gle dur­ing their per­for­mance next week.

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