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Getting the rhythm
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Blandford Elementary held its International Arts Festival. - photo by Photo by Calli Arnold

Students and teachers at Blandford Elementary School participated in an International Arts Festival by making different masks and paintings among other things.

The festival was coordinated by BES teacher, Amanda Gonzales, and each class focused on a specific country, and in the afternoon, they were treated with a visit from percussionists Lindsay Rust and Steve Campbell of Santa Barbara, Calif.’s Dancing Drum educational entertainment troop.

Students were taught types of drumming and dancing from all over the world and were able to play the instruments themselves.