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School program was ‘all about the beat’

Students play their handmade drums with Michael Fitzsimmons during the Nov. 17 program.
Students play their handmade drums with Michael Fitzsimmons during the Nov. 17 program.
Percussionist Michael Fitzsimmons had the Boone Central Gym ‘rockin’ as he led nearly 60 fourth grade students from St. Edward, St. Michael’s and Boone Central in a concert Thursday evening, Nov. 17, in the Boone Central Gym.
The students showed their percussion talent, playing drums they had made with wooden frames and packaging tape.
Fitzsimmons worked with the students in both Albion and St. Edward, and then performed with them at the program.
Fitzsimmons is a solo artist with the Nebraska Arts Council’s Touring Program. He performs in schools, communities, and in corporate settings. He is a master teaching artist with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Arts Are Basic program, and an award-winning composer, performer and recording artist with Dancing Man Music.