Created: 06/09/2014 5:15 PM KSTP.com
By: Jessica Miles
It winds along the lake in Buffalo, taking people from one musical instrument to another. It’s a place to stop and take in the sights and sounds along a brand new music trail.
Meant to be easy to play, and easy on the ears, the idea for the music trail came about when the Buffalo Rotary Club wanted to do something to better the community.
Fundraising more than $40,000, crews are now installing 11 instruments in a music trail along Buffalo Lake.
“They are all percussive instruments, meaning you hit them to play them. There will be drums up by the playground, xylophone type ones, a stack of bells… one is like a really large wind chime,” says Buffalo Rotary President Warren Stoltman.
Designed by a Grammy award winning musician, the instruments are designed to get people outdoors, but will also be used in music therapy.
“Music therapy is very impactful for kids all the way up to the elderly, and is used in hospice care and in utero,” said Buffalo Rotarian Sally Stevens.
They are made to withstand the elements and never need tuning.
All 11 instruments will be in the ground by the end of June. A dedication will take place on Wednesday July 9 at 5 p.m.