May 20: Ju Ju at Houston Elementary School
The young students who participate in Mr. Wood’s drumline at Houston Elementary School in Ward 7 got a special visit on May 20 from renowned go-go drummer Ju Ju House. Ju Ju started the visit by gathering the students together to talk about their favorite musicians. Students saw pictures of Ju Ju, Chuck Brown, and other go-go performers in magazines. They clapped along to a go-go beat and belted out the chorus to go-go classic “Sardines.”
Then students got their drums and Ju Ju gave them a got a drumline lesson. He showed the bass drummers and then the snare drummers a go-go beat, then focused on drumline basics. The visit was funded by Office of the Chief of Schools of DCPS.