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African Drum Circle

Students in Mr. Pendola's class are getting an extra music class on Mondays 9:30 to 10:10.  During this extra class, students will be learning about African Drumming.  Playing in a drum circle is both challenging and ​exhilarating. Everyone enjoys learning new patterns together with the group.  However the challenge is created when multiple patterns are played together.  Students must play their individual part while listening to the relationship of their part to the others.  It is like a jigsaw puzzle, the pieces need to fit just right to produce the complex completed performance.  
The students helped create expectations for their drumming class.  Please see what they expect from each other during drumming class:                                                                                                                                                        
               DRUMMING EXPECTATION     (PENDOLA) 
  1.  Play with control….not too loud.
  2.   Don’t play when someone is talking.
  3.   Follow directions and stay with your group.
  4.   Keep trying and stay together