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Bringing Harmony to the 2017 NRPA Annual Conference


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The 2017 NRPA Annual Conference is attended by more than 7,000 park and recreation professionals along with other related professions such as; landscape architecture, aquatics, fitness, city planning, property and facility management, park advocacy, environmental education, civil engineering, sustainability and more.

Attendees are invited to listen to over 500 expert speakers and approximatley 300 education sessions are available to them over the three days. However, it's in the exhibition hall that attendees are invited to 'try before they buy' and test out some pretty amazing cutting edge playground equipment and other products from some of the top brands supplying the industry.

Percussion Play have headed to the 'big easy' to make our own noise at the conference on booth #1547 – inviting all attendees to come and join in the fun in our very own free-for-all jam session! 

Back To School? Make some Time for Free Play

Across the country, schools are about to reopen their doors for the Autumn Term and school will officially be back in session.  As the lazy afternoons spent in the back garden, the beach or in local park turn back into hurried schedules filled with early starts, homework and extracurricular activities, we need to remember the importance of incorporating some [...]

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Outdoor Musical Instruments Arrive in Romania

The Libra Foundation takes UK students out to Romania to work in children’s residential centres, with children from Roma communities and with underprivileged Romanian children. The residential centres are home to children and young people with varying needs and abilities; from learning difficulties to specific physical needs and requirements. The children from the Roma communities are often developmentally delayed, live [...]

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Why Build a Musical Sensory Garden?

We recently released our guide to building the perfect musical garden, with tips on planning, planting and percussion. We want everyone to enjoy music and sound in the great outdoors. It’s free to download right now!Everyone Can Enjoy ThemThere’s a preconception with the word sensory – it feels loaded. It’s as if it means “only for disabled people” or [...]

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Help wake up your spring senses with our '5 Ways to Celebrate Spring with Music and Movement'

1 Go for a listening walk There are all kinds of sounds to be discovered outside, especially in the Springtime. Listen for and talk about the spring sounds that are all around - then use your outdoor musical instruments to create melodic representations of these sounds. This will help children recognise the various sounds and [...]

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Outdoor Musical Activity - Dynamics - with Easter Eggs!

Introducing dynamics to young children is an invitation to make some noise and is the perfect subject to take outside and make good use of your outdoor musical instruments.This music activity is great fun to play at Easter time, introducing the children to dynamics whilst enjoying an chocolate egg hunt. However, you don’t need to [...]

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Guide to Building the Perfect Musical Garden

Whether you are planning a new interactive sensory garden, or making an existing landscape more sensory-rich, there are so many benefits – happily all relatively easy to achieve. The design and layout of your musical garden, if you get it right, should provide a stimulating journey through the senses, with opportunities for seeing, smelling, hearing, touching and tasting.Typically, sensory [...]

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Make Some Music Outdoors On World Book Day

In the UK and Ireland today is  World Book Day!World Book Day is a celebration of children’s books and reading and marked in over 100 countries around the globe – although in other countries World Book Day takes place at a different time of year (usually in April).This is the 20th year there’s been a World Book Day, [...]

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​Wrap Up Warm and Get Outside: Why the music shouldn’t stop for winter

On these cold, dark wintery days, weather is the thing most likely to keep kids from playing outside. It is very easy to turn up the thermostat, lose track of our ‘screen time’ and minimise our exposure to the elements. However, being out in the cold fresh air for most children is a wonderful and uplifting experience and they [...]

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Percussion Play Instruments Feature in US Town 'Battle of the Bands'!

Percussion Play have been working with Symphoria - the musician-owned and operated successor to the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra - to create permanent outdoor musical instrument 'stations' in three locations across downtown Syracuse. Two of the sound stops (#SyrSoundStops) have been installed already in Columbus Circle and Lemp Park. The third location will be the Everson [...]

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