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Unit III Music Students Learn Unique Percussive Techniques

Unit III Doherty music students are learning the intricate musical technique of percussion using nontraditional instruments, such as cups and buckets. In the spirit of actor Anna Kendrick’s famous cup act from the movie, “Pitch Perfect,” music teacher Maria Eynon’s students are beginning to make the very complex art of cups look easy, all while singing the song, “When I’m Gone.” The students are also working hard on learning how to pull together crisp percussion by tapping out rhythms with sticks using buckets as their drums. The drumming will eventually be performed to Bruno Mars’ song, “Uptown Funk” and “Old Town Road.” Both the cup and bucket songs are typically performed during Doherty’s end-of-year ceremony in the spring.