Drummers Join The Bucket Project

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JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — The beats of drums are sounding a little louder in our area, now that a new group has formed with a couple of unique twists.

First of all, you don’t have to know how to play the drums to join The Bucket Project. There are participants ranging in age from 12 to 52. It’s about connecting to music and having a good time.

It’s a drumline, but instead of drums they’re using buckets. What’s even more inspiring is their director is legally blind. He’s been giving drum lessons to kids and adults for years and wanted to start the group, so they could go into nursing homes because he says there aren’t a lot of people who visit the homes.

“I have just never let my eyes stop me. I have been all over the United States and Canada,” said Steven Robertson, The Bucket Project Director.

“It’s really just fun to be able to go and be a part of something in the community and to just show people that they are important too,” said Ledora Kelson, Bucket Project Manager.

The group has its first performance Saturday at the Hillside Heights Nursing Home.

The director also wants to perform at the Scandanavia Festival and possibly some high school football games. He’s always looking for more people to join the group. You can find out more information by emailing him at blestdrummer@yahoo.com.

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