Our Gamelan Program is a traditional Indonesian music ensemble made up of percussion instruments. The word gamelan comes from the Javanese word 'gamel' which means hammer.

Union Jack School Shows’ gamelan orchestra originates from Bali and is made up of 3 different sized gongs known as ageng, kempul and kenong. Our three metallophones carrying the core melodies include the saron, peking and demung whilst drums and bells are incorporated to maintain the rhythmic flow.

During the session several pieces of music are introduced and there are enough instruments for every child to participate. This allows each child to fully experience Union Jack School Shows’ Gamelan Workshop.

We offer a fully interactive service with each child playing their own instrument. Our hands on activities are suitable for all age groups and can accommodate up to 250 children per day. The day finishes with a whole school assembly and a performance by your own students.

All of our programs incorporate many aspects of the Common Core State Standards. Union Jack School Shows meets all necessary district vendor requirements and all program facilitators have JLA clearance and appropriate identification.

Debbie Fahmie, Fine Arts Advisor, Osceola, Florida:

Not only were the students culturally enriched, the hands on experience of performing on these authentic instruments has left a lasting impact on them. Their engagement and excitement was quite evident at the showcase.

These experiences will be long remembered by the students there.


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