Tomorrow, it’s back to school for Seattle Public Schools students (among others) after a week of midwinter break. About 100 students spent four days of the no-classes week at Denny International Middle School in West Seattle, which offered a music camp for 4th through 8th graders again this year. Our video clips are from the week-ending recital at Denny on Friday afternoon. Music director Marcus Pimpleton told the audience that a hallmark of the camp was having the young musicians – who numbered more than 70 – mentored by high-school volunteers (more than 30!). You can see a few of the mentors in this clip of the steel drummers:
Here’s the drum line taking its turn in the spotlight:
And you might recognize the ’70s classic this band group played:
We had to leave a bit early so we missed at least one other group – the guitarists. Congratulations to all for a successful week! Pimpleton says a similar camp is planned for spring break – you can contact Denny to find out more – 206-252-9000.