San Juan del Rio’s drum line is a spirited school activity which began in 2011. Eighth grade students teach and mentor the new members on the snare drum, tenors, bass drums, and cymbals under the direction of the music instructor Mr. McKinnies. Nine students participate in drum line to lead our school at pep rallies. In addition, the drum line has been called on to play for the kick-off to Catholic Schools Week, the annual Christmas Program, the Diocesan Music Festival, and at the Mass to welcome Bishop Estevez to our diocese. The drummers’ enthusiasm and talent never fail to get our students off their feet to cheer for our Saints!
Auditions are held in the spring for participation in the drum line. All middle school students are eligible for audition. Students may contact Mr. Jeremy McKinnies (faculty advisor) for information.
Rehearsals are on Wednesday mornings at 7:00, in the Middle School Building.
Click the following link to see the drum line in action during a morning practice session ! DrumlineVideo
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