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Growing Young Minds Through Drumming


We’ve partnered up with Portland’s popular “little orchestra” band Pink Martini to support the Derek Rieth Foundation, a local non-profit focused on empowering underprivileged youth in the community through music and dance education. 

Part of the Derek Rieth program is an annual drumming camp for children ages 11-17.  This June 20-25th, FREE BEAT NATION Drum Camp offers Title 1 students an opportunity to spend a week in the summer, learning to play rhythm and percussions from Cuba and Brazil. Instruction, use of instruments, and healthy lunches are provided at no charge, thanks to volunteers and business and personal donations.

If you are interested in learning more about FREE BEAT NATION, the Derek Rieth Foundation, or making a donation, please see their website. 


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