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Students help ScrapArtsMusic make melodies from junk

1:18 AM, Mar. 15, 2013
John Marshall Elementary School third-grader Jakob Landwehr plays a percussion instrument Thursday during the performance by ScrapArtsMusic for local schoolchildren at The Grand theater in Wausau.
John Marshall Elementary School third-grader Jakob Landwehr plays a percussion instrument Thursday during the performance by ScrapArtsMusic for local schoolchildren at The Grand theater in Wausau.
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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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