Joyful noise and clamor reveal the versatility of percussion instruments through live performances and music-making activities. Build your own instruments, sing and dance with professional musicians, and celebrate fall as a family throughout the Resnick Education Wing.
Admission is first come, first served.
Fall Family Day Activities:
Before participants start their journey, they can enjoy a performance by Mantra Percussion’s youth ensemble.
Percussion Ensemble Performances
Children and families can experience interactive performances by Mantra Percussion, a contemporary classical percussion ensemble; Kendall Williams’s steel pan ensemble; and Kaoru Watanabe’s Japanese taiko drum ensemble.
African Drumming and Dance
Wula Drum ensemble invites participants to learn basic West African drum beats and dance movements.
Beatboxing and Body Percussion
Participants follow Rizumik on a journey to discover how their body and mouth are instruments and are encouraged to explore their own movements and voices!
Families build and perform on instruments created from recycled materials in this hands-on activity with Bash the Trash. Interactive performances by the Bash the Trash ensemble are included.
Compose and Conduct
Participants create short compositions with teaching artists and hear them performed by a percussion ensemble. They also get to play in the ensemble and conduct it.