As a follow-up to last summer’s delightful Musical Petting Zoo, musician Lance Brittain presented Zoo Tunes last Saturday, November 15th, in the Lopez Island Library Community Room. Eight children (ages 4-9) and six adults joined Lance and Library Assistant Beth St. George for an hour of rhythm instrument demonstrations and practice. They also viewed video clips of famous musicians playing unique instruments such as spoons, “hambone” (making music by clapping hands and legs), and musical bones (similar to spoons but with cow rib bones). Small ensembles with washboard, egg shakers, triangles, tambourines, and snare drum were also performed. Many thanks to Lance, who selected the music, brought his instruments to share, and encouraged rhythm in the library, and to all who participated. Rhythm is alive and well on Lopez Island!
Lance Brittain on washboard and a budding musician on snare drum.