Five-gallon buckets from Lowe’s never sounded so good!
OCC Music Department Chair and Percussion Professor Rob Bridge taught 8th grade students how to “play the bucket” during a visit to J.T. Roberts PreK-8 School.
The class began with Bridge and Meredith Cantor Feller, OCC’s Interim Dean of Visual, Performing & Applied Arts passing out donated buckets and drumsticks to students. Bridge demonstrated to students the range of sounds a bucket could make depending on where it was struck. The remaining class time was spent working on a variety of musical numbers. The student’s instructor throughout the year, Paul Goodness, participated in the session with the class.
The visit was the product of a partnership between Roberts and OCC aimed at helping students start thinking about career opportunities and higher education at a younger age. The College has similar partnerships with McKinley-Brighton Elementary and Meachem Elementary schools, all of which are in the Syracuse City School District.