• Augusta Symphony percussionist inspires students
By Wayne Parham

Matthew Jones, of the Augusta Symphony, demonstrates different percussion instruments during his visit to Thomson Elementary School. Photo by Wayne Parham.

Matthew Jones, principal percussionist for the Augusta Symphony, both entertained and educated children as he visited elementary schools around McDuffie County last week.
Armed with a table full of unique instruments and sound makers, the lively presentation by Jones demonstrated the varied percussion instruments — many of which were not traditionally what you would think of in a band.
“In general, we have been doing something with the Augusta Symphony for several years now,” said Janie Blasingame, Thomson Elementary School music teacher. “It’s wonderful that the school system really wants to enhance the music department.

To read more on this story, see the Sun., April 28, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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