Students drum up a thunderous performance


Henry Netherland, Pathfinder

Matthew Nord of Missoula's Tangled Tones Music Studio leads a group of Sunset School students through their end-of-year drum performance Friday, May 21. From left are Lucas Nygard, Sam Welch, Jace Root, Aiden Eichenlaub, Matthew Nord, Sera Benton, Cerenity Hjorth, Jadesa Stevens and Sydney Nygard.

GREENOUGH - Students from Sunset School ended their school year with a bang as they performed a drum concert inspired by West African music for family members Friday, May 21. The students had been training with Matthew Nord, who teaches African rhythms for Tangled Tones Music Studio in Missoula, for about five sessions over the course of two months.

In between performances, Nord educated audience members on the various drums they were using in the set including djembes, dunun, sangbans, kenkenis and ashikos.

"They're a great group of young kids," he said. "I enjoyed working with them and sh...

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