Printer Friendly

A new generation of drummers.

The Percussive Arts Society (PAS), Lawton, Oklahoma, has developed a community outreach program to benefit area elementary schoolchildren. Under the interactive "Drum Roots" program, children learn basic rhythmic patterns and how to play the instruments in cooperation with one another to create "an ensemble of layered rhythms." Students also learn how drums make different sounds and how drumming is still used in some cultures for communication and in music for ceremonies and celebrations.

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

Drum Roots presenter Jim Harris, a trained interactive drumming facilitator, works with directors of community service agencies, public school programs, and rehabilitation centers to design drumming activities appropriate to their goals and those they serve. PAS developed the Drum Roots program, which is made possible by local, regional, and national grants, to complement existing community programs focused on arts education and mental and physical health and wellness.
COPYRIGHT 2004 American Society of Association Executives
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2004, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Community Service; Drum Roots program
Publication:Association Management
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U7OK
Date:Aug 1, 2004
Words:142
Previous Article:Policies for board discussions.
Next Article:NGWA implements scanning strategies.
Topics:


Related Articles
She's got the beat.
And the beat goes on.
A different drum: imagine a packed elementary school auditorium and only an hour between hundreds of kids and summer vacation. "Peace" isn't the word...
What sort of mature culture relies on Jessica Simpson to "save the music?".
The power of the drum, and making music to a different beat.
Spotlight: Tatsu Aoki; Making art that's collective.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2021 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters