Due to unforeseen circumstances, we’ve had to cancel our May sessions. It’s really unfortunate as we had new content lined up and were really looking forward to sharing it with you. We’ll reschedule for some point in the future.
And we’re back! We’ve once again teamed up with Crumbles Castle for more Bang Bang Drum School sessions in 2022!
This week we focused on bucket drumming. We used our homemade colourful beaters to experiment with and play different timbres of the bucket.
Today’s workshop was an introduction to basic graphic notation. We looked at a page from Cornelius Cardew’s Treatise, made our own aquatic-themed graphic score and performed along to Janine’s abstract animation.
Our second workshop featured cymbals and body percussion. We learned the ‘We Will Rock You’ beat and made our very own drumsticks!
We made explorations into the world of rhythm, making small hand drums out of old coffee tins and playing on a variety of drums including a snare, tom toms, shaman drum and a thunder drum!
Bang Bang Drum School starts a week today! It’s a new venture for us and we’re very excited that you and your little ones will be able to join us. Here’s a little more of what to expect.
In our second session, which will take place on Friday 8 October, we will be using our bodies to make rhythms and demonstrating various percussion instruments, showing that almost anything can be a drum!
We’re looking forward to welcoming you to our new drum school! In the first session, we will be showing your little ones how to make their own drum-shaker. They will also get the opportunity to play on a variety of different drums and learn some basic beats.
The first iteration of the Bang Bang idea came in 2012 when my friend, Andrew Steingold, asked me to participate in his call and response project ‘100 Creative Responses’.
We are happy to announce the upcoming launch of Bang Bang Drum School! We will be offering free introductory drum lessons for children aged 1-4 who live in the Caledonian Road area. The sessions start in October 2021 (Fridays 1, 8, 15 & 22 October, 11:30 – 12:10 at Crumbles Castle Adventure Playground.