Saturday, April 28, 2012

Putting the Hammer Down, Musically

The breeze is warm as it moves off the ocean and through the palm trees to your veranda.

As you and your significant other sip sweet cocktails, the sounds of a Caribbean steel drum band wafts through the air.

You both smile at each other and think: "Does it get any better than this? Is this not the sound of paradise?"

. . . . 
Oh hi. Sorry, I didn't see you there. I was lost in a reverie brought on by the sounds of the Pottstown High School Mallet Choir.

Click here and have a listen and you'll see what I mean.
So what in the world is The Pottstown High School Mallet Choir? Well, I'm glad you asked because FOB and relentless Pottstown School District promoter John Armato has already provided the answer.
"The Pottstown High School Mallet Choir is a course offered to high school students interested in learning mallet percussion technique and performing in a musical ensemble that values all of it's participants, no matter what obstacles they may face."

"Through practice, cooperation, mutual respect and a good attitude, the students have the opportunity to grow not only musically, but also as citizens of our school community."

So why am I serenading you with news of the mallet choir today? 
Smith Family Plaza, downtown Pottstown
Because in just two days time, April 30 to be exact, they will be leading off the high school choral concert, which begins in the Davenport auditorium at 7 p.m.

If you need more convincing, click on this link. I feel sure it will change your mind.
If you miss them Monday night, you'll get another shot to hear them from: 3 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5 at Smith Family Plaza in front of Pottstown Borough Hall during downtown Pottstown's first First Saturday celebration of the season. (More on that day's other events in a coming post.)

The members of the group include;
Evelyn Bailey - Marimba; Donald Barthel - Congas; Michael Brant - Cowbell and Marimba; Indra Farrell - Cowbell and Shakers; Megan Nargane - Marimba; Christian Olmedo - Marimba and Shakers; Anthony "Grant" Sherman - Congas

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