America

by Cody V.

My instrument's name is America because it has stars and stripes on it like the American flag.

I took a plastic container about the size of a shoe box and wrapped different sizes of rubber bands around it. The different sizes cause different pitches. Then I wrapped it with foam material and decorated it to make stripes and stars.

The sound is produced by plucking the rubber bands and hearing the echo within the housing of the box.

The pitch goes from high to low due to the different sizes of rubber bands used.