Kahikatea Tree at Papakura South School

Kahikatea Tree at Papakura South School
Martha-Lee and Madeline

Monday, December 01, 2008

Drumming Show by Dylan Elise

On Wednesday 26th November a New Zealand drummer named Dylan Elise came to our school. The whole school went for the show to the hall. First a guy walked onto the stage and introduced himself. His name was Dylan Elise. He told us that he had started playing drums since the age of six. He said he has been in many bands but had not played solo for a long time. First he played a clapping game with the audience. It was fun and then it went kind of silly and everybody laughed. After that Dylan showed us the cow-bells. He named two types of drumsticks, brush and hot-rod. Then Dylan played the drums for us. He played rock, latin, jazz and other types. On the drums he was doing tricks with his drumsticks. He was juggling and flipping them while drumming. He did some cool tricks on the high-hat and also drummed on his legs. While Dylan was playing the drums there was a bigscreen video so we could see Dylan playing upclose. He told us the glass shield that surrounded his drumset were protecting our ears from the loudness of the drums. At the end Dylan mentioned following our dreams. He had achieved his dream of being a drummer. We felt lots of passion and excitement for all the hard work he put into doing the show and achieving his dreams.

Written by: Kelliemay, Johnnie, Stacy and Destiny

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