★ Kids Count - Day 3 ★

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"We're getting better. We're working on it.
We all work together as a team and we never give up."

-Khalil, 7th grade, Bregy School, South Philadelphia
Khalil is part of our new after-school percussion ensemble at Bregy School. Working alongside master percussionist Josh Robinson, he and other students made their own bucket drums, composed rhythms and performed together at a Bridge Session at World Cafe Live.

When Khalil and the ensemble drum with Josh, the focus is just as Khali says: on learning, teamwork and improvement.

When Josh tells the group "Keep the beat," he means more than just playing in time. He's saying, "Listen. Stick with it. Commit." It's great advice for playing music -- and for life.

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After-School Percussion Ensemble
Students from last year's percussion ensemble create their own rhythms on homemade bucket drums. [Image: Staff]

[Top image: Jaci Downs Photography]
About LiveConnections
LiveConnections inspires learning and builds community through collaborative music-making. In 2008, a team of artists, educators and entrepreneurs founded LiveConnections to address declining music education in Philly schools and tap into the people-connecting power of music. Bridge Sessions, our signature interactive educational programs, blend live performances with hands-on activities, introducing urban students and people with disabilities to diverse musical cultures. Our in-school and after-school residencies provide students with sustained, in-depth music-making experiences. In addition, our critically acclaimed LiveConnections Presents concert series features collaborative concerts that cross musical boundaries. We are a nonprofit organization in residence at World Cafe Live. [learn more]

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