rhythm band set

Rhythm Band Set

The instruments included in this unique set are sure to be a hit with preschoolers and kids in the early elementary grades. Set includes Wood Block, Tambourine, Tom Boy, Triangle, Pair of Sand Blocks, Pair of Rhythm Sticks, Pair of Maracas, Pair of Finger Cymbals, and a Play-Along CD performed by Mark Walker and narrated by Bob.

Listeners play along with five world rhythms: Cha Cha from Cuba, Awa Odori from Japan, Saidi from Egypt, March from New Orleans, and Samba from Brazil. In each of the World Rhythms, Mark plays 3 or 4 authentic percussion instruments from the country. Listeners learn the names and sounds of 13 different world percussion instruments that Bob identifies.

The instruments can be also be used with the Music for Fun! book and CD or with any of Bob’s other recordings.


Winner of Parents’ Choice Award

Track Listing

1. Bob and Mark Intro
2. Tom Boy
3. Triangle
4. Maracas
5. Wood Block
6. Finger Cymbals
7. Sand Blocks
8. Rhythm Sticks
9. Tambourine
10. Congratulations
11. Cha Cha (Cuban dance rhythm)
12. Awa Odori (Japanese festival dance rhythm)
13. Saidi (Egyptian Oriental dance rhythm)
14. New Orleans march rhythm
15. Samba (Brazilian festival rhythm)


  • NAMM Presents Music for Life Award to Bob McGrath of Sesame Street

    “NAMM is very proud to have formed such a special relationship with Bob McGrath,” said Joe Lamond, president and CEO, NAMM. “NAMM has great admiration for his sincere dedication to reaching out to people young and old and showing them how music can have a lasting, creative impact on their lives.”


Reviews and Related Materials

 Amazon 5 Star Reviews

“This box of rhythm instruments was exactly what I expected! I’m a music teacher of preschoolers through 4th grade and needed to augment my instrument box…The drum and tambourine I received had heads that were made of rawhide, not paper, and will last a long time if children treat them as the musical instruments they are.” – Susan Schmid

“An excellent product. We started “music together” classes with my 2 toddlers and we wanted a basic rhythm set without breaking the bank. This is by far the best deal for the money–more durable (and you get more items) than Melissa and Doug, they are REAL instruments (not bug-shaped and brightly colored like the Parents’ set at Target which looks gimmicky IMO)! The drums are awesome–very good quality (I’ve been banging on them as hard as I can–feels very sturdy). Sand blocks are a must! We love LOVE this set!” – G. Hunt

“This set is packed with an excellent variety of instruments. Our granddaughter absolutely loves the easy to handle instruments and the CD. We enjoy playing along with her.” – S.J. Roels

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