‘Melody of the Spring’ shares Chinese traditions

Zhongbei Wu’s fingers flew across the strings of the guzheng as she performed the dynamic movements in the famous guzheng contemporary piece, “Fighting the Typhoon.” Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

WEBUTUCK— The gymnasium at Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS) was infused with the rich melodies of the Chinese culture last Friday, April 21, as students in grades four through six took part in the Mandarin assembly, “Melody of the Spring.”

By 12:45 p.m., students and teachers entered single file through the doors of the gym where they received a program. As the performers tuned their instruments, a few lovely strains of traditional Chinese music could be heard amid the students’ eager chatter.

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