Sunday, May 21, 2006

Practice with Hodogaya Marching Band

On May 21st, we practiced at Yokohama Shiritsu Hodogaya elementary school, and we had practice together with Hodogaya’s marching band club. We demonstrated our methods of warming-ups and exercises, and enjoyed practicing with the youngsters.

At first, we were all nervous. Although some of our members were teachers, the rest of us don’t usually have any opportunities to interact with such young students in their daily lives. As we practiced together under the beautiful spring weather, our worries faded away. Through this rehearsal, we learned how to communicate through music and leadership.

We are still realizing the potential of these joint practice sessions; we want to expand our variation of music activities. See you again soon, Hodogaya elementary school kids!