Mount Si High School Forms New Drumline; Fundraising Effort Needs Two More Drums to Complete the Line

Can you help?  Mount Si Music Boosters have been actively fundraising since school let out in early June.  They are trying to help newly hired MSHS band director, Matt Wenman, launch his drumline, something to help his goal of getting every kid get involved.

According to the SVSD website, “The Mount Si High School band department is hoping to start a new drumline as part of the school’s Pep Band in the fall. Adding a drumline will expand opportunities for 15+ student percussionists, and contribute to the excitement of Friday nights at the Mount Si football stadium.”

So band boosters stepped in to help raise $12,00; money needed by July 12th to purchase instruments that will lauch the drumline this fall. By the end of June, they were almost there, buying four snare drums, two bass drums, two quad drums and two cymbals. They only need to purchase two remaining bass drums to completely outfit Mount Si’s first drumline.

Drumlines require a lot of hard work and training in order for a group of musicians to lead an entire pep band.  To prepare, this summer two Mount Si percussion leaders will attend a University of Washington drumline leader camp and  MSHS drummers will attend another camp at Central Washington University.

To help music boosters reach their $12,000 goal, this Thursday, July 11th at 7PM, the Black Dog Café in downtown Snoqualmie is hosting a performance by The Roofdogs, a Mount Si student musician band that includes Gavin Treglown, Zach Tidwell , Liam Wright and Paul Bateman. The Café will donate $2 to the drumline fundraising effort from every meal sold during the performance.

For additional information, or to make a donation, visti the MSHS Band Boosters website.


Part of the UW Drumline.  Photo: UW Drumline Facebook page
Part of the UW Drumline. Photo: UW Drumline Facebook page


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