Inspired by Jazz composer and drummer William Henry “Chick” Webb, the Classic Snare Drum fuses art, engineering, and music into one can’t-put-it-down project perfect for artists seven and older. This project pack includes: a cardboard drum barrel, sponge brush and roller, acrylic and metallic tempera paints, vellum and plastic sheeting, wooden dowels, roving wool, rice (for that snare sound!), a glue stick, and silver tape. Learn more about the life and music of Chick Webb and how to play a 4/4 drum rhythm when you add on the book “Stompin’ at the Savoy: How Chick Webb Became the King of the Drums” by Moira Rose Donohue and the P.S. ARTS Classic Snare Drum Skill Builder activity guide worksheet.
Thanks to the generosity of Fifth Third Bank, all Project Pack proceeds directly support P.S. ARTS programming.