Rompatom Ensemble for 3rd-8th grade
Taught by Gina Samardge and Justin Keller
Semester dates: Tuesdays, 5pm-6:30pm, September 26 to January 30 (no class 10/31, 12/26, or 1/2)
Dress Rehearsal: Friday, January 26 (there may be one additional rehearsal this same week)
Performance: Saturday, January 27 (time TBA)
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 information session on September 19th from 5-6pm to learn about the material being covered and the expectations of each participant. A 3-hour ensemble workshop will also take place during the school holiday on Friday, November 10th (Veterans' Day), and is included in the Rompatom tuition.