The Houston Education Foundation recently donated $2,861.54 to the Houston School District’s band program for the purchase of new equipment for the Tiger Pride Marching Band’s drum (or battery) section.

The funds were provided by Licking-based Intercounty Electric Cooperative Association, and went toward the replacement of worn out drum carriers. Band director Sam Van Dielen said the nine new adjustable-fit carriers should last seven to 10 years, and improve drummers’ performance quality while providing greater comfort and stability.

Tiger Pride Marching Band battery section members wearing new drum-carrying gear are, from left, Chris Swallow, Will McNutt, Paul Kimrey, Brysen Frisbee and drum captain Red Cope. DOUG DAVISON | HOUSTON HERALD
Chris Swallow, left, and Brysen Frisbee display some of the new drum-carrying equipment. DOUG DAVISON | HOUSTON HERALD

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