The Big Sandy Mountaineer -

New Music Instrument for the BSHS Music Department


May 30, 2018

The Big Sandy High School Band shows off the new Yamaha Marimba, purchased with a grant for the music department.

The Big Sandy Music Department received funds from the Big Sandy Education Foundation to purchase a Yamaha Marimba for the percussion section.

The marimba is an instrument made out of wood that resembles a piano. It has a row of wooden bars along the bottom where the "white" keys would be on a piano and the row above them would be the "black" keys on a piano.

Instead of playing it with ten fingers, it is played with two to four mallets. Once the bar is struck with a mallet, the sound travels through the pipes that are hanging underneath to make it resonate louder. This instrument wil...

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