Musical Seeds of Change

Joan Kimball and Bob Weimken from Piffaro, a Renaissance band based in Philadelphia, visited the 7th grade today. Joan and Bob shared a variety of instruments and explained the evolution of many of the instruments in today’s orchestras. It’s clear that there are musical Seeds of Change –ideas, innovations, styles – that also came about through the interactions of cultures over the centuries. For more information about Piffaro, including upcoming performances, go to