Percussion Marketing Council Receives NAMM Foundation Grant to Support Percussion In The Schools and Roots of Rhythm Programs
CLEVELAND, OH (June 30, 2011)—The Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) recently announced that the organization was one of 35 recipients nationwide to receive a NAMM Foundation 2011-2012 program grant.
The PMC’s “PERCUSSION! The Rhythm of Life Through Making Music” funding will help the further development and growth of the organization’s current Percussion In The Schools and Roots of Rhythm Programs.
Percussion In The Schools is an educational in-school performance program targeted to introduce and provide professional percussion playing experiences to elementary through high school levels. Interactive concerts are presented to the complete school student body, inspiring children with first-time percussion instruction by PMC qualified professional facilitators and ensembles. During 2010 more than 32 in-school concerts were conducted by the PMC, reaching more than 11,000 students who experienced percussion for the first time.
Roots of Rhythm produces multiple teacher/trainer workshops throughout the U.S. while working with a variety of educational venues including MENC, House of Blues Foundation and others. The program also provides week-long summer seminars by Roots of Rhythm author, Dr. Craig Woodson. Each event creates significant teacher and trainer enrollments, allowing teachers to bring immediately applicable percussion learning and building curriculums to the classroom. This has reached tens of thousands of students since its creation and launch seven years ago.
Co-Executive Director, Karl Dustman states, ”Speaking for the entire PMC Membership and its officers, we are thrilled to receive NAMM Foundation funding for these two extremely important programs that bring PERCUSSION into so many schools and connect with teachers at all grade levels. Without NAMM’s support we would not be able to continue or grow these programs with bring such tremendous impact for making music through Percussion.”
About the Percussion Marketing Council
Formed in 1995, the Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) is the percussion industry’s trade organization. Its members are drum and percussion manufacturers, distributors, publishers and educational organizations which are governed by a board made up from a representative group of its members. The non-profit organization has a mission to actively promote the many benefits of drumming to the general public. By working together as a group of related firms in a non-competitive and cooperative manner, the PMC is creating more players and is assuring continuous development of more and new drummers.
About the NAMM Foundation NAMM Foundation’s Grants Aim to Create More Music Makers
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