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Students help percussion group make music from junk

6:53 PM, Mar. 14, 2013
Malcom Shoolbraid, from left, Greg Samek and Christa Mercey add air to balloons to make music during the performance of their group ScrapArtsMusic.
Malcom Shoolbraid, from left, Greg Samek and Christa Mercey add air to balloons to make music during the performance of their group ScrapArtsMusic.
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The cacophonous sound of 1,200 elementary students came to a sudden hush Thursday the second the theater lights dimmed. A collective, "wow" could be heard as the curtains rose revealing red lights and five sets of handmade percussion equipments.

"I've been excited since we first found out we were coming here," said Ringle's Riverside Elementary School fourth-grader Lily Passineau. "It sounded like so many beats and voices in the background."

The beats and music came from ScrapArtsMusic, a Vancouver-based, five-person percussion group that uses recycled metal materials to create ...

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