Kids Junk Band
Miss Juli

Wanna make your own great noisy instrument and sing and frolic with others even though it may annoy the "serious" musicians? This is the workshop for you!!

Part 1. Instrument construction:

We will be making rattle drums (filled containers), Kazoos (from PVC pipe and waxed paper), and "string" instruments (rubber bands and boxes). (Your own drums, rattles etc. are welcome to be used as well when we do the playing part of the workshop)

Part 2. Playing and singing with our instruments:

We will be playing "All God's Critters" and other jug band favorites with our "junk" instruments. We will be joined by Mugg Muggles on the gut bucket (washtub bass) for this part of our session!

Please bring: Your own cardboard box, preferably a very sturdy one smaller than a shoe box for our "string instrument" and a container like an round oatmeal box or some form of lidded container to make into a drum/rattle.

A length of PVC pipe and waxed paper will be provided for all participants. You are assured of being able to make all three instruments if you bring your own materials. Please bring extra if you can for those who may not be able to do so. Also, parents, if you would like to play a jug, please bring an empty glass gallon jug. Apple juice and other liquid containers with narrow tops work the best.

Instructor Julianne Moscovitz is a long time public and private school teacher and musician. She has offered this workshop for decades and hundreds of kids and adults have had great fun with it. Juli teaches orchestra and band in public and charter schools. She also offers private music lessons for all ages on most instruments.
Piano, guitar and autoharp are a specialty, and she also offers private lessons on band and orchestral instruments.

You can contact her at j@mosc.com