The Music Maker
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Characters: Dakota, Cas, McKenna, Tanner, Kandi, and James
James: Wherever Dwight went, his drumsticks went, too.
Cas: He tapped on anything that he could find.
McKenna: He liked to try new ways to make his rhythms sound better.
Dakota: Dwight spotted some rubber bands on the playground.
Kandi: He wound them around the ends of two sticks.
Tanner: He twisted them into tight rubber balls.
James: He used them to beat a rhythm on his boxes.
Cas: Dwight spotted a garbage can on the playground.
McKenna: He drummed on the garbage can’s lid.
Dakota: Bang! Bang! Bang!
Tanner: The loud sound startled the children nearby.
Kandi: They put their hands over their ears.
Tanner: Jon’s friend Linda appeared at his side.
McKenna: What are you doing Dwight?
Cas: I’m working on the notes of my music.
James: He’s going to play The Star-Spangled Banner.
Kandi: You must mean that you will drum out the beat.
Tanner: You can’t play notes on a drum.
James: Yeah, you need a trumpet or a flute to play real music.
Tanner: He imitated a trumpet.
Dakota: “My drum can make real music!” Dwight said.
James: Meet me after school!
Cas: Dwight’s dad had a workshop behind the house.
McKenna: Jon and Linda watched him heat a big steel can.
Kandi: He hammered the shaped into the top of it and then put it in water.
James: This created clouds of steam.
Cas: On Saturday night, Jon and Linda went to the baseball game.
James: The conductor lifted his arms high.
McKenna: Then the band started playing…….
Dakota: The Star Spangled Banner
Kandi: Dwight delighted the crowd as he made music on his steel drum.