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BISD band hosts Instrument Petting Zoo for South Elementary students

BISD band hosts Instrument Petting Zoo for South Elementary students
March 06
13:34 2022

By Nathalie Wilhite/Special to the Breckenridge Texan

The Breckenridge Independent School District Band department hosted an Instrument Petting Zoo at South Elementary for incoming band members on Monday, Feb. 28.

Fifth graders had the opportunity to try each of the instruments to determine their favorites and then discuss their results with Junior High Band Director James Wilhite.

Each instrument station was manned by current band members, who coached  prospective students on how to hold the instruments and make a sound. Instruments were provided by N-Tune Music and Sound of Abilene.

Wilhite will be at South Elementary on Tuesday, March 8, and Thursday, March 10, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to continue helping students choose their instruments.

To see more photos from the event, click here.

Breckenridge Junior High School Band Director James Wilhite talks to a fifth-grader and her parent about instrument choices. (Photo by Nathalie Wilhite)

BHS student Jaycie Hare helps a fifth grade student try out a saxophone. (Photo by Nathalie Wilhite)

Cutline, top photo: Anthony Munoz, right, and Jacob Morgan, left, give Amelie Wilhite a chance to try the tuba during the Instrument Petting Zoo last week. (Photo by Nathalie Wilhite)


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