Merriwa Primary drumming up cultural Christmas cheer

Teacher Sue Waterhouse with school drummers.   d447880
Teacher Sue Waterhouse with school drummers. d447880

A CULTURAL mix of students will drum their best beats at Merriwa Primary School’s Christmas concert today.

Principal Sue Waterhouse started the drumming group in 2014 as a way to engage students in the school community and encourage musical talents.

“Last year I decided to start a drumming group, which recognised both the cultural mix and the musical talent in our school,” she said.

“The students write the music and lead the practice sessions and practise throughout the year at least once a week before school.

“We have a great time learning the pieces and the students expect a high standard from everyone; they are really strict.

“They make the commitment to join and perform at the Christmas concert and we are proud to present their original music to the school and parents.”