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Sunset Elementary School students go on North Island music tour

The concerts were a mix of ukulele and bucket drumming songs
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Sunset Elementary School students and teacher Kevin Ogren. (Shari Ogren photo)

Teacher Kevin Ogren and 25 Grade 6/7 students from Sunset Elementary School in Port McNeill went on a mini-tour of three schools around the North Island.

They started off performing for their own school, Sunset Elementary, on Wednesday, April 17. They then boarded a school bus and spent all day Friday, April 19 traveling to Port Hardy to perform 45 minute shows for Fort Rupert Elementary School and Eagle View Elementary School.

The concerts were a mix of ukulele and bucket drumming songs. Some students and staff from the other schools were also invited to come up and learn a one finger, one fret, one string C7 chord and perform “Lime in the Coconut” with the group. It was a great day and the Sunset students would like to thank Eagle View and Fort Rupert School for inviting them to perform and for being great audiences.

All the students at Sunset Elementary receive 40-60 minutes of general music every week. The 6/7 classes have been focusing on ukulele and bucket drumming for most of the year. The group was made up of students that volunteered to perform in front of their peers and other students in the school district.