By McKenna MIDDLETON,
The music program at Crescenta Valley High School participates in numerous competitions throughout the year. These require not only practice and dedication, but funds as well. The students and teachers of the Crescenta Valley Instrumental Music (CVIM) Foundation are always looking for creative and interesting ways to raise money.
Most recently, the program has been presented with an opportunity to host Let’s Drum Clinic and Solo Competition. The event will take place on May 4 at CVHS. The drum clinic will be held by a music education website called Off the Left. Proceeds from the concessions at the event will go to support the music program at CVHS. The CVHS drumline will benefit especially from these funds.
The CVHS drumline program has grown over the past few years. Combining traditional drumline routines with a fun twist, the drumline performances never fail to bring audiences to their feet. CVHS drumline audiences know to expect the unexpected, whether it is a drummer dance routine or a symbols solo. The team works hard all year, perfecting their techniques and routines. The Let’s Drum Clinic will be a good opportunity for the students to earn money for the program in a fun way that appeals to the groups’ common interest: drumming. In addition, the students will get to see some of the best drummers in the business compete in the solo competition.
The event’s Facebook page boasts that the drum clinic will host some of the most well known drummers in the business. Let’s Drum will also be a competition for local drummers to enter solos for a chance to win prize packages.
The event is unique for CVIM as it combines a love of music with a means of gaining funds for the program.
The event is open to the public. Tickets are $40 at the door for general admission and $50 for admission and entry in the solo competition. There is also a cash prize for the winner of the contest.