Video: Music and mentoring at Denny midwinter break music camp

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:

The high-school volunteers were from Chief Sealth and Roosevelt High Schools. Click ahead for two more clips from the Friday afternoon recital, including one student group with a ’70s classic:

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.

1 Reply to "Video: Music and mentoring at Denny midwinter break music camp"

  • madashell February 22, 2010 (12:39 pm)

    Thank you Denny Music program. My daughter had a great time, and you filled her brain with music for four days!

    I thought the mentors were very polite and talented teenagers. Good role models for my daughter.

    We’ll be there for Spring Break Camp!

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