I took my digital outside and had all the students select different timbres (instruments) to play. I sat close to change the sounds in a flash. One student said, “Can we do this for every recital?” That’s when I knew the fun format was a winner.
Instead of noise makers, I had percussion instruments. We also had a silent auction and ice cream sandwiches and Spider-Man popsicles. Everything patriotic on my part.
I think we have a new tradition! Next time we will start closer to 10 am for less sun!