Troop 2107

 

My friend Annie is a Girl Scout leader, and she asked me to come do something with her group of six 4th and 5th graders.  I loaded up a suitcase with various hand  instruments and brought some recording gear with me, and it was pretty crazy!  There turned out to be 15 girls from age 7 to 13 or so, and I immediately jettisoned my plan.

 

I took them one at a time into the church nursery and recorded each girl playing the instrument of her choice.  No one really knew how to play, but everyone was very eager to participate.  I cut and pasted and edited what I collected into this sound sketch, which Annie said captures the chaos and spirit of a typical meeting rather well.  Annie’s dog Happy makes a featured cameo appearance to end the piece.  We might reconvene and add some vocals at some future time, but for now, this is what I came up with:

The Last Time