Future musicians take a ‘test drive’ to try out instruments

About 100 Penn Manor elementary school students and their parents turned out for a “test drive” of a wide range of instruments, including trumpets, clarinets, drums, flutes and cellos, Wednesday night to see if the youngsters would like to learn how to play.  Ten members of the district music staff, along with two student teachers and student volunteers, helped students assess which instruments were a good fit during the event in the high school cafeteria. Information on instrument rental and purchase also was provided. The annual “test drive” is a nonthreatening way for children interested in music to explore their potential.