End the summer on a high note

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BRATTLEBORO — Children can end the summer on a high note, by attending the Brattleboro Music Center's newest summer camp, Musical Minestrone: Folksongs and Tales, Rhythms and Rhymes.

Led by singer-songwriter and longtime children's music teacher Kim Wallach and geared towards children ages 5 to 8, the camp will be held August 12-16, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Tuition is $50, and free for the first six registrants. Scholarships and discounts for siblings available.

This half-day camp includes storytelling, singing, dance, play party and movement as well as art and instrument building projects. Children will build skills and comfort with words, rhyming, and rhythm, dancing together, exploring rhythm instruments and being introduced to a variety of folk instruments - guitar, banjo, lap dulcimer, harp, and more.

Each day is loosely constructed around a theme, but the evolution of the week will depend on the interests of the group. The weeklong camp ends with a communal meal, a potluck "stone soup," a chance for families to see what students have done during the week and meet other participants.

For more information and to register, contact the Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523 or stop by the Center at 72 Blanche Moyse Way.

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