LES Mallet Madness takes show on the road
Loveland Elementary School (LES) has an advanced music ensemble and they are ready to go on tour! Mallet Madness is a fourth-grade percussion ensemble. Selected students arrive before school to practice three days per week.
“They are amazingly talented and I am so proud of the dedication they show each day!” said LES Music Teacher Michele Henn.
Upcoming performances include:
• 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7: Florentine Retirement Center
• 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7: Loveland Public Library – open to community
• 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 25: LES Gym – open to community
In addition, students who participate in music class this semester will also perform shows in May.
“The lessons and opportunities presented in the LES music class encourage creativity, confidence growth, perseverance, focus, non-verbal communication, receiving constructive feedback, collaboration, dedication, and accountability,” said Henn. “These values are so important, and I love being able to introduce or reinforce these values in our music.
“The goal of music education at LES is to make music enjoyable and to show the kids that everyone has a musical gift to offer…even the kids who feel that they do not have musical ability.”
Photo caption: LES Mallet Madness student-musicians performed at the annual State of School event in January 2016.