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Normandy Program Inspires Through Drums

For Show-Me Sound Organization (an A&E grantee), percussion is about more than making noise on a drum. Each year, middle and high school students in the Normandy Schools Collaborative learn discipline, focus and dedication in the organization’s ‘Beating’ Challenges program, which teaches rudimental, orchestral, jazz and world percussion techniques.

“The power of the drum has historically provided a resonant call to order, even out of chaos. A lot has gone on in the lives of these young scholars, but we are ‘Beating’ Challenges, and a percussive call to order is a magnificent device in that goal,” explained Terry Artis, Show-Me Sound’s founder and executive director. 

By Andie Murphy, Arts & Education Council
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