The Mapex Drum Company partners with Drum Corps international’s Jersey Surf, Pacific Crest, Blue Knights and Columbus Pro Percussion to Lend Support to the Watkins Memorial High School Drumline
Mt. Juliet, TN – July 25, 2014 – The Mapex Drum Company and three of Drum Corps International’s elite World Class Drum and Bugle Corps, along with Columbus Pro Percussion based in Columbus, OH have banded together to support the Watkins Memorial High School Marching Band after it recently suffered a loss of thousands of dollars earmarked for new band instruments. Representatives from the band say that the group’s financial issues have left them with several problems; including instruments so antiquated many are older than the students who play them.
The incident has been widely reported in the local press:
When Bob Jacobs, executive director of the Jersey Surf, learned of the situation with the Watkins Memorial Band, he and several of his directorial colleagues along with DCI’s Director of Global Business Development John DeNovi immediately reached out to Mapex and Columbus Pro Percussion to see what could be done to aid a marching band in need. Over that past few weeks the team was able to mobilize many in the marching community and will be participating in a special presentation taking place on Monday, July 28th when the Drum Corps International Tour visits Dublin, OH for the Emerald City Music Games at Dublin Coffman High School.
Representatives from the Jersey Surf, Pacific Crest and Blue Knights Drum Corps, along with Columbus Pro Percussion will present new Mapex drums, along with check on behalf of Mapex and Columbus Pro Percussion, to members of Watkins Memorial High School.
For more information on how to support the Watkins Memorial High School Drumline, a fundraising page has been set up here: http://www.gofundme.com/c3bjpo
For more information on Mapex Drums visit: http://www.mapexdrums.com/
For more information on Columbus Pro Percussion visit: http://www.columbuspercussion.com/store/
For more information on the Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corps. Visit: http://jerseysurf.org/
For more information on the Emerald City Music Games, visit: http://www.emeraldcitygames.org/