Neligh-Oakdale drummers are continuing to work with Michael Klee thanks to a grant from the Nebraska Arts Council.
Nate Metschke, N-O band director, applied for and received a $1,463 grant from the arts council so the school could continue improving the band program via the drumline.
Klee, who owns Complete Percussion in Columbus, worked with students Saturday morning for several hours and will be in Neligh four more times prior to the summer drumline camp.
This is the second drumline camp offered at Neligh-Oakdale. It's open to students 6-11, regardless of which instrument they play in the school band.
"There are many advantages of having a large ensemble of percussionists train together, such as learning how to play in time, march in time and play consistently with the same technique," Klee said. "These skills cannot be matched by private practice solely. Further, the students will have the opportunity to build lasting student relationships with each other centered on the success of the camp experience. The success builds confidence and leadership skills that are reciprocated back to school programs they came from."