For the past month Rainbow Mountain students have been learning alongside Asheville artist preparing for Imagine! An Asheville Arts Extravaganza. Fine artist, performance artist, and musicians have been all over campus. Jon Cooley is a little of all three and he is working with fourteen fourth through sixth-graders. First he taught themÂ how to make a dulcimer and now they are learning how toÂ play it.
Yesterday the Rainbow Mountain Dulcimer Players put on a performance at Barnes & NobleÂ in the Asheville Mall. They started with the first song they learned on the dulcimers, Mary Had a Little Lamb. They alsoÂ entertained us withÂ This Land is Our Land, and Ode to Joy as well as Groundhog and other songs.
It was a great show and we look forward to seeing them on stage May 20th at Imagine!