The MarimbaTaters are students from Tate Street Primary School in East Geelong who love to play marimba! These middle and senior primary students play a broad range of exciting marimba pieces, including Andy Rigby's African-inspired tunes, as well as pieces from Walt Hampton and Linsey Pollak. The high-energy arrangements they play are in up to six parts and are rhythmically challenging. Students in the MarimbaTaters rehearse twice a week at school in their own time and some have been members of Tate Street Primary School’s marimba groups for three years. The MarimbaTaters are led by teacher and Community Music leader Dani Rocca and are accompanied by David Jeffery and Adam Burke. The MarimbaTaters are mallet-wavingly excited to be back at the Queenscliff Music Festival.

This year the MarimbaTaters showcase their teaching as well as performance skills. After their performance on Saturday, you can join the marimba workshop and be part of the band. Best suited to participants aged from 8 to 98, come and try your hand at this fun and engaging instrument under the guidance of Dani and the band.

Come and see the show and then get to play in the workshop band – you won’t be disappointed.

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