Next in our series of Girl Lead badges was Musician. Whether you’re already a musician or you just want to see what it’s like to make sounds on an instrument, there’s something for you in this badge.
This girl led team consisted of Juniors L.L, S.J and E.C. The girls planned and executed the meeting by having a speaker, learning about national anthems from other countries and different instruments.
In the her own words, L.L explains how this all transpired –
“First our group had a speaker. Mrs. H. talked about her life in music and how she liked it. She told us about her job as a music teacher and that she kept teaching because of the students. Then we listened to three different national anthems from different countries. We compared music from Italy, the United States, China, and Mexico. Finally we watched You Tube videos on different instruments from around the world. We learned about the Dundun from Africa, the Pipa from China, and the Array Mbira.
We asked Mrs. H. a couple of weeks before the presentation to come in to talk. We asked her after school if the day and time would work. We googled national anthems online and wrote down how they are the same and how they are different. We then googled musical instruments from around the world and picked out instruments that would be fun to learn about.”
We are VERY proud of all the girls for their diligence and creativity in planning these meetings. We look forward to the rest of the year to see what some other groups turn out!
Thank you to Mrs. H. for agreeing to come speak to our girls!