Help Wanted: Half-pint kazoo players to perform MusicWalk concert in Tom Evans Park on September 3rd. No experience necessary. Training and kazoos will be provided.
If humming along to a kazoo choir is something that’s been on your bucket list, (don’t be embarrassed to admit it) you’ll have your chance to check it off on September 3rd.
The annual Ames MusicWalk, sponsored by Stoltze and Stoltze Family Dentistry, allows downtown businesses to host local musicians looking to showcase their talents. There will also be a Jazz Band in Tom Evans Park, food vendors on every block, and the kid’s kazoo choir.
The kid’s kazoo choir will be directed by local music teacher Wendy Nutini and is open to children of all ages. Nutini will provide kazoo lessons starting at 6:30 p.m. at Tom Evans Park. This is Nutini's second year leading the MusicWalk kids kazoo choir.
“I enjoy attending and supporting the events that take place through the Ames Main Street Cultural District,” Nutini said. “It seems fitting that I can help out with this event and the kazoo choir.”
Nutini says that playing a kazoo is as easy as being able to hum your favorite song. Anyone can do it! Kids interested in joining the fun will receive free kazoos and are welcome to decorate them. Nutini then leads the choir through a few familiar songs and at some point there may be a march around downtown with the kazoos.
"I really enjoy the atmosphere of the MusicWalk as it draws an eclectic crowd," Nutini said. "It's neat to see so many people enjoying that area of town and to hear the talents of a wide variety of musicians."
MusicWalk will take place in the Main Street Cultural District on Thursday, September 3 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The kids kazoo choir is brought to you by U.S. Bank in downtown Ames.