You can’t go wrong with percussion concerts and kids.

We went to watch Defying Gravity percussion ensemble last month and the kids were enthralled by the fascinating sounds and the visual drama. Yes they loved the thundering bass drum but they also spotted the light reflecting off shimmering cymbals, and were completely mesmerised by the marimba.

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If you are interested in a really spectacular percussion concert get along to the A Wave and Waves concert featuring 100 percussionists (mostly volunteers!) in the Midland Railway Yards on October 29th. The concert is part of the 2017 Totally Huge New Music Festival and will be a fun fairly relaxed concert for people for all ages.

There are also some great school holiday shows on this month:

  • Spare Parts puppet theatre are opening their new show Rules of Summer Sept 25th until Oct 8th. The story is based on Shaun Tan’s book and is for children aged 5+
  • The WA Youth Orchestra are doing their popular Babies Proms concerts on October 8th for ages 2-8.  Children can learn about the instruments, be invited to conduct the orchestra and join the musicians on stage for the finale!