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December 10th, 2008
Students and Steel Drums

The Steel Drum Band from Texas State University recently played two assemblies for Crockett Elementary School students. Drummers under the direction of Genearo Gonzales, played Caribben music — to the delight of students and staff alike. The instruments are actually hugh steel drums that have been hammered to different tones, or notes, according to Crockett music teacher Viki Hicks. Shown in the photo is Texas State student Ernest Luna demonstrating for Crockett students jeremiah Legagneur and Malarie Torres how the notes are arranged on the drums.

The event was made possible through a grant funded by the San Marcos Education Foundation.

by Iris Campbell
San Marcos CISD

(photo courtesy of Crockett Elementary)

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