Bronzeville Drums Winter Break

Its been a great year so far! After a summer of drumming, students returned to Bronzeville Drums for the Fall Session. This session, we added Isaiah to the drum set on a more regular basis. He is a very talented young man who will definitely be going places! His brother Jeremiah is also very rhythmic. In addition to learning more Brazilian Samba, this term focused more on drumset technique, reading, and other more advanced concepts. We also had a lot of fun drumming along with a bunch of popular songs. We are heading into winter break, but will resume in early January. Winter program strat date and time to be announced. Check back soon for more info!

 

Awesome!!!

Awesome Foundation Board Member Christen Carter and Bronzeville Drum's Robert Elchert

The Awesome Foundation has chapters in several major cities including Chicago. Each month, they award an organization they think is awesome a $1000 grant. Of over 50 applicants from across the city, Bronzeville Drums was chosen to receive the August grant. They really live up to their name as they allow small organizations like Bronzeville Drums to obtain funding for resources that would otherwise be unavailable. Thank you so much Awesome Foundation!!!  We are honored and excited!

Awesome Foundation Board Member Christen
Carter and Bronzeville Drum's Robert Elchert

Bronzeville Drums Performance Aug. 17th, 2013

Bronzeville Drums performed at Third Ward Alderman Pat Dowell's Back to School Extravaganza on August 17th at Fuller Park. It was lots of fun and the drummers did a great job with the samba and their solos. Everyone really enjoyed the show. We are just getting started and are excited to come play at your next community event.

Alderman Dowell's Back to School Extravaganza

Bronzeville Drums will be performing at Alderman Pat Dowell's (3rd Ward) 7th Annual Back to School Extravaganza at Fuller Park (345 W. 45th St.). The event is from 10am to 1pm with our drummers performing at 10:30. Come on out for some free food, school supplies, and of course, great music! We are very excited and ready to rock Fuller Park!!!

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Bronzeville Drums is the Rhythm of the Community

The Bronzeville Drums Summer Program at Taylor Park is off to a great start! We welcome back some of our drummers from last year as well as some talented new students. We are getting ready to rock Bronzeville with the sounds of samba. If you are interested in having Bronzeville Drums play at your event, please contact us.

Summer Registration is Now Closed

After a great first year at Woodson South Elementary School, eight new students enrolled in the Bronzeville Drums Summer Program at Taylor Park. They are already sounding good and are joining some talented young drummers from Woodson South. In the first two weeks of class, we have already learned the differences between different notes and tests, how to hold and swing a drumstick, the names of the different samba instruments, where Brazil is, and a little bit about some of the musicians, venues, and record labels in Bronzeville's history. We are all very excited and looking forward to playing for you!

Please check back often for the latest news including information about the Bronzeville Drums after school program for the upcoming school year.

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