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Banging on about drums or drummers

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June 13, 2017

AS PART of a newly established regional engagement program, Melbourne’s D2 Drumline recently held a successful first series of workshops and a concert in Echuca-Moama.

AS PART of a newly established regional engagement program, Melbourne’s D2 Drumline recently held a successful first series of workshops and a concert in Echuca-Moama.

The three-day event was held at Moama Anglican Grammar School and included more than 20 participants from schools and the community.

‘‘Workshops were conducted by D2 Drumline director, Campbell Phillips, and D2 Drumline members John Davies and Jordan Kiely,’’ music director Fiona Gibbs said.

‘‘The workshops enabled participants, from beginner to intermediate level, to greatly improve their technical and performance skills in drumline music and learn new charts.

‘‘These new skills were then performed at the free public concert on the Sunday afternoon.

‘‘We hope the event is the beginning of a great partnership with D2 Drumline, which will not only grow the culture of drumline music in our region, but will also provide future opportunities and inspiration for students wishing to undertake further music studies.’’

Ms Gibbs said the opportunity for students to engage with such professional musicians will greatly assist students on their musical journey.

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