CyberFair Project ID: 7562

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Ming De Samba Band Rock!
Category: 2. Community Groups and Special Populations

School: Taipei Municipal Ming De Elementary School
    Taipei, Taiwan, Taiwan

10 students, ages 8-12 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 16, 2013. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 0

Classes and Teachers: Zhou Jia Yen

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Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Taipei Municipal Ming De Elementary School locates in 190 Ming De Road, Beitou District of Taipei City. It’s about five minutes walk from Ming De MRT station. A group of students and parents meet and practice at Ming De Samba Band in school every Saturday. This band was established since four years, and started our first practice on 11th October 2009.

2. Summary of Our Project

As we are the member of Ming De Samba Band and we participated most of the performances, therefore we decided to start this internet project to record and share what we’ve learned. Everyone tried their best to collect, submit all the information and interviews for this project. The parents are more excited than the kids, they play drums while the kids play smaller instruments. We exchange the instruments and try different tempo, so we can experience variety of the music and enjoy more.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:more than 6

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Because our rehearsal was schedule on Saturday morning at school, so we sometimes experience some problems with the neighbors complaining about the loud sounds created by the drums. We are really sorry for causing so much stress. We never stop to find way to solved these problems.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

We participated in different local civic organizations. Mingde paternity samba drum group uphold learning and innovation, and to achieve these goals, we insist with the enthusiasm to learn and create new ideas, and to never give up with these goals.

6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?

Arts and Humanities - drumbeat Computer - photos side repair

Project Elements

1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?

Digital cameras, computers, telephones

2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.

2012 Beitou District, Taipei 101 annual Kumin Casual Games 2013 Yumin inside the Mid-Autumn Festival Peitou Art Carnival 2012 Peitou Art Carnival 2011 2011 Hot Springs Village - Lantern Festival activities Autumn evening in 2010 Jianmin Activities between Yixian Elementary Schoool and Nei Wan Elementary school…….. Mingde paternity samba drummers was founded and the group has been involved in many of the local civic programs.

3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?

We have rehearsals at school every Saturday morning and it doesn’t affect the childrens school's academics. Although some of the group members is having a hard time waking up early and coming to school for rehearsal. The Head of the group always comes thirty minutes ahead of time, everybody just have to learn from this good example. We hope to be able to let everyone know that learning is a continous process. It doesn’t matter if youre young or old. You just need to have the right method and the enthusiasm to learn, then you’ll find out that nothing is impossible. Due to our luck of skills in the production side of the computer. We aren’t able to put that much number of audio and video files on the site. But everyone can be learned thru listening and following the rhythm of samba..

4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?

Our website photos are their own performances and exercises photo Joy samba by the Yixian country, teacher Chen Yang really provide

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

This is Taiwan's first and only parent-child samba drummers, and the group members comes from different grade schools. The participating parents doesn’ t even matter accompanying children in their rehersals. The head of the group and parents sometimes drove their car as far as the the Jinyue tribes within Bay Elementary School in Keelung, Shezi flower market, and other places. The children learn to grow, and the parents sometimes even exchanges parenting tips. Learning drums does not require you to have a basic knowledge about drums, or basic knowledge in music. One’s eagerness to learn the instrument and with the help of a Professional teacher, there,s no reason for you not to learn to play the drum.


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