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    Washington Middle
    Posted on 12/12/2019
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    Sign up TODAY for Washington’s BWB Drumline! Rehearsals are after school on Tuesdays rm# 9 and Thursdays rm# 10, and joining this award-winning program is 100% FREE. Experienced and new percussionists are welcome. Washington’s BWB Drumline is directed by Aaron Walker-Loud, presented by Big World Breaks and sponsored by Arts Corps. 

    Pick up your application TODAY! Application is attached and in the main office. 

    Walker-Loud was born and raised in the Central District, is a WMS alum, and was originally appointed to take over the drumline by his legendary WMS music director Mr. Robert Knatt in 2008. Under Aaron’s direction from 2008-2016, Washington not only had the most award-winning middle school drumline in the greater Seattle area, but all cultures and genders were beautifully represented. It is time to resurrect this legacy and rebuild it in a new era with Washington’s BWB Drumline!!!

    The BWB Drumline is an award-winning inter-generational collective honoring Pan-African music and culture from the Americas, the Caribbean and West Africa. By reconnecting our generations, the BWB Drumline works to create tangible community progress through authentic sharing of wisdom, resources, knowledge, innovative models of community collaboration and cultural preservation. Since inception in 2015 they have performed at M.O.H.A.I., MoPOP, the Seattle Art Museum exhibit opening for Kehinde Wiley and much more. Members of the #BWBdrumline hail from the Big World Breaks roster and the extended #BWBfamily, as well as a growing student roster from Madrona Elementary School, Bailey Gatzert Elementary School, South Shore PK-8, Meany Middle School, Washington Middle School, Madison Middle School, Garfield High School, Interagency Academy and Todd Beamer High School.

    Previous awards won by ensembles directed by Aaron Walker-Loud:

    BDX Drumline Expo & Competition at Garfield High School:

    •    Meany’s BWB Drumline, 1st Place (2018)

    •    Washington Middle School Drumline, 1st Place (2012 & 2016)

    •    Roosevelt High School Drumline, 1st Place (2015)

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