MSU African drumming residency enters 2nd year at Seth Boyden

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Montclair State University’s African Drumming Ensemble had Seth Boyden School’s third-grade staff and students on their feet dancing and drumming their way into the start of a second partnership year on March 8.

Led by John J. Cali School of Music adjunct faculty member Robert Levin, this event celebrated Seth Boyden School’s second year partnering with the John J. Cali School Music at Montclair State University.

“We are all looking forward to the Montclair State University African Drumming Ensemble providing Seth Boyden students with an interactive hands-on learning experience for a second year in a row,” district fine arts supervisor James Manno said. “This year the focus is grade three students.”

At the assembly on March 8, students and teachers were dancing, playing African percussion instruments and singing along with the ensemble. Principal Shannon Glander provided closing remarks and encouraged interested students to enroll in the grant-funded 10-week residency program.

Photos Courtesy of James Manno