Blazing Angel Drum
By Devon and Stacy
Our instrument is called the Blazing
Angel Drum Set. We wanted to make a drum and then we got
carried away with ideas. Our instrument is in the percussion
family. This instrument looks like a collage of musical
sounds. The pitch sound ranges from high to low.
The materials we used were nuts, screws, two five gallon buckets, and
PVC pipes. We found our materials at Stacy's dad’s shop and
at the Home Depot.
When you play our instrument don’t pound
hard on the cans or cymbals. When you hit the sides of the
buckets, paint cans, and PVC pipes, the pitch is higher. The
tops of the buckets make a lower pitch. You can play our
instrument about ten different ways and it all sounds awesome together.
Devon and I talked a lot about how we
wanted to make our instrument. We came up with the idea to
make it be not just a drum set, but also a xylophone. We drew
a plan and showed our dads our idea. We looked around for
objects to use and came up with everything we needed.
We had to make a frame to hold the two
cans, cymbals, and xylophone using wood and screws. We used a
drill to make holes in the buckets to hold them together. The
PVC pipes were cut to fit our instrument frame. When we
finished making the instrument we used black spray paint to color the
Our dads helped us by buying the items
we needed such as the spray paint and bolts. They also
supervised us while we used the tools. They let us do all the
We had problems when we were making the
wood frame because a piece of wood cracked. We had to use
duct tape to fix it. Thankfully, that was the only major
We came to the following
conclusions. We were surprised, shocked, and amazed to see
our idea come to life! The best thing was that it
worked! We liked spray painting and getting dirty.
It was kind of hard work but it was worth the time it took to
build. We also liked that we got to spend time together doing
something totally fun and working with our dads.