OUr friend E String Al came over to the Wingnut yesterday with assorted coffee cans, soda cans, and buckets. We gathered about 8 or 9 interested kids, and Al showed everyone how to make drums, shakers, and beats. A lot of kids just wanted to be as loud as possible, but soon asked Al how to make beats work together. There was a lot of noise in the Wingnut! Luckily, everyone decided they would like to move outside and have a Kids’ parade. And so started the Barton Avenue Kids’ Parade. We are hoping to have more kids music days in the future and learn about more homemade instruments, but at least now when the Wingnut has house shows, the kids have their own instruments with which to participate.

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