A ‘Rhythm Safari’ spectacular
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.
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.