Bucket Drummers Becoming Exposed to Performing Arts Program in District
Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students at Garfield Heights Middle School have been presented with a creative performing arts opportunity that may very well serve as an initial exposure to the successful musical and band programs in our District. Called the Bucket Drummers, approximately 15 middle school students meet every Monday after school to introduce themselves to learning the nuances of drumming on buckets. Led by advisor Brett Balika, this “starter session” for students emerged after the considerable interest in percussion but not enough drums in the formal Middle School band. “Our hope is that students will begin to read music and establish an alternate path for music in a creative and fun way,” said Mr. Balika. The Bucket Drummers had top billing at a recent Board of Education meeting that took place in the Middle School cafeteria and also at Family Engagement Night that was held earlier this fall. “Garfield Heights Middle School is all about providing meaningful opportunities to our students,” said Building Principal Mr. Chris Sauer. “The Bucket Drummers is one example of many creative and constructive programs designed to help students learn.” Thank you for your continued support of the Garfield Heights City Schools.