Rompatom Ensemble for 3rd-8th grade
Taught by Gina Samardge and Justin Keller
Semester dates: Tuesdays, 5pm-6:30pm, February 27 to June 19 (no class 3/27)
Dress Rehearsal and Performance TBA - between June 16 and June 23
A vocal, instrumental, and creative ensemble for students in 3rd-8th grade, Rompatom ensemble includes singing, movement, theatrical elements, and instrumental play + improvisation on xylophones, recorders, and drums. Students who play another instrument may have an opportunity to incorporate it into some pieces in the ensemble as well. Over the course of the 16-week semester, students will prepare an eclectic mix of material, including a wide range of traditional world music-influenced pieces, classical, rock/pop, and musical theater. Movement and dance will also be explored and possibly incorporated into some of the musical numbers. The end performance will weave together these various explorations and pieces into a magical journey of music, humor, theater, mystery, dance, and joy. There is nothing out there quite like this!
There is no audition required, however, all new students will need to attend an open rehearsal on February 20th from 5-6:30pm to learn about the material being covered and the expectations of each participant. A day camp will also take place during the school holiday on Friday, May 25th (Friday before Memorial Day) and is included in the Rompatom tuition.