Drums Not Drugs Receives
Accolades for their Performance!

Marceline Morris performs traditional Caribbean dances at the United Way Victory Celebration. (photograph provided by United Way of Capital Region.

 

The drummers at Long Lane Center for Girls established an impressive performing group over the last two months. They participated at functions in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Some highlights included getting to play back-up for AJALI at the Bloomfield Drum Festival, performing at the New England Network Conference in Shrewsbury, MA, and performing for a crowd of 500 people at the United Way victory celebration luncheon held at the Pratt and Whitney Hangar in East Hartford.

Drumming performances provide an excellent incentive for youth to work harder in developing their drumming skills and also to expose them to various community functions.

Public appearances are especially important in raising the performers confidence and showcasing their talents. Hard work and dedication of the girls in this program really paid off as they successfully completed the professional recording of their group CD. The girls were happy to finish this project just before the Christmas holiday. The CD will be released in late January.

 

 

Drums Not Drugs Program Articles

Feb. 13, 2003 Youths drum to a different beat since taking program New Haven Register
Jan. 17, 2003 ‘Drums Not Drugs’ rekindles King’s dream
New Haven Register

Jan. 6, 2003 Grade school drummers chosen for poster kids
New Haven Register

Nov 05, 2002 Valley group gets 2 grants to curb substance abuse
New Haven Register

Oct 21, 2002 Students march to beat of different drum
New Haven Register

Oct 14, 2002 Drumming away boredom
New Haven Register

 

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