Professional musician and educator Jamie Hogetsu Orfanella visited Chenango Bridge Elementary on June 17 for “World Music Day” presentations.
Mr. Orfanella demonstrated instruments including the shakuhachi flute from Japan and the didgeridoo from Australia for each fifth grade class. Students were amazed by all of the unique instruments and their accompanying melodies.
These presentations were a great way to connect social studies, music and the arts for students, as Mr. Orfanella shared his love of music and how it links to culture and traditions around the world.
Funding for the visit was made possible with help from The BaCh.