Boomwhackers are coloured plastic tubes that are struck on the hand (or any other part of the body!) and play musical notes. They are lightweight and extremely easy to distribute to large groups in a very short space of time. They are ideal for energisers as they are simple to play, create a beautiful melodic sound, and are used for a variety of musical activities that can tie in with conference themes.
Perfect For Larger Groups
A typical boomwhacker session starts with a warm up to bring delegates on board and enable assistants to get them to tables or ends of rows thus keeping the activity a surprise until the reveal moment. They are then used to re-create the theme tune from Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, which is both humorous and beautiful to hear.
From here a Boomwhacker Orchestra is created, with each colour given its own rhythm to play and in which each note has a prominent part. The idea of collaboration, roles and creating something that is more than the sum of its parts by the power of the team is highlighted at this point.
For the finale Japanese Taiko drumming is demonstrated. Delegates have to follow rhythms with the boomwhackers above their heads, playing along to a Japanese rhythm called Heartbeat that is both invigorating and fun, and speeds up to an energetic and exciting climax.
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