Boomwhackers Make Beautiful Music
Boomwhacker Orchestra beats out the beat
Thursday, March 11, 2010 17:19 GMTTORONTO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) The booming sound of boomwhackers can be music to ones ears.
Boomwhackers, the hollow plastic tubes often seen at sporting events, are stepping out of the stadium and into concert halls thanks to The Boomwhacker Orchestra.
The orchestra is made up of music students from the University of Toronto who perform booming renditions of songs like Under The Sea from The Little Mermaid, a- has Take On Me, and Blister In The Sun by The Violent Femmes.
Founder Will Snodgrass assures that although theyre mere plastic tubes, boomwhackers make beautiful, complicated music.
A scale of different notes can be hit depending on the length of the tubes.
Still, some snobs dont consider them real instruments even though the orchestra has played at symphony halls.
Snodgrass and his friends are constantly looking for a musical challenge. Currently, its playing the iconic theme from Super Mario Bros, which the orchestra is still trying to master.