Oct. 16th , 2015 FOX 6 News Milwaukee by Laura Langemo
MEQUON -- The pounding of drums and shaking of maracas echoed through Donges Bay Elementary, building character and confidence note by note. "I felt really good. It was really fun," said 2nd grader Will Charles.
Steve Campbell, co-creator of the organization Dancing Drum, brought his program "Drumming Up Character” to the school, using instruments to teach the children how to work together as a team."Drumming is a great tool because you can actually hear when we`re working together and when we`re not," said Campbell.
Using that rhythm students create together to sing songs about respect, fairness, and caring.
"I think the most important thing is to realize that we have a lot more in common than we think, that rhythm is a universal language that we can use to learn more about each other and make new friends," said Campbell.
Teaching kids about life long hobbies and important values.
"I learned rhythm, I learned beat, I learned kind songs, and I learned how to play instruments I never knew about," said 2nd grader Kamora Johnson.
You could hear the music throughout the day at Donges Bay Elementary as "Drumming Up Character" held 6 sessions for students kindergarten to 5th grade.
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