Billy Jonas, award-winning performing artist famous for using "Re-Percussion" (instruments made of recycled materials) performed Tuesday at Cotton Belt Elementary School and Harold C. Johnson Elementary in York as part of a Target Arts Grant. The grant has funded writing, instrument-making, and informational materials used for students to make instruments out of recycled materials, read about sound concepts, write about their instrument and Billy Jonas, and has also funded both performances by Billy Jonas. This grant was funded by Target. Jonas was photographed at Cotton Belt Elementary. Jonas was photographed at Cotton Belt Elementary playing a drum from Morocco.
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YORK — Students at Cotton Belt and Harold C. Johnson elementary schools got a noisy treat this week, when performing artist Billy Jonas visited both schools to put on a show with his Re-Percussion, instruments.
All of Jonas instruments are made with recycled materials, like buckets and large bottles.
Jonas performances Tuesday were funded by a Target Arts Grant, which also provided funding for students to make their own recycled instruments and read and write about sound concepts and Jonas.
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