Tacoma, Wash.  – The fifth annual Mini Maestros series for children ages 2-8 and their families continues with a mesmerizing performance titled Jungle Jams.  The program, featuring the Symphony Tacoma Brass Quintet, is hosted by the University of Puget Sound and held at Schneebeck Hall on Sunday, Mar. 19 at 2:30 p.m.

Families are invited to attend dressed in safari gear to get into the spirit of the performance as the brass quintet ushers children on an imaginary visit to the deep, dark jungle. Children will learn how the instruments can sound like animals, and about high and low sounds—the bigger the instrument, the lower the sound. Attendees will enjoy familiar kid-friendly tunes like Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals, Mancini’s Pink Panther, and Hakuna Matata from Disney’s Lion King, and parents will watch their little explorers participate in singing, dancing and a march around the globe as they follow host Shay Ryan of Kiddos and Kin up onto the stage to witness the magic up close.

Jungle Jams will be followed by two additional performances: Wacky, Wild World of Percussion on April 30, and Peter and the Wolf on May 21. All take place at 2:30 p.m. on those dates at Schneebeck Hall. A musical instrument “petting zoo” will be held one hour before each concert, with the exception of Peter and the Wolf, allowing children the opportunity to touch and try out instruments.

Ted Brown Music is the series sponsor of Mini Maestros, which is also supported by the Bamford Foundation. Tickets are $7 for children and $10 for adults, plus box office fees. Click here to purchase tickets.

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