1st Place, Drum Corps
King Frost Parade 2009
STO "Keep the Beat"
A parent's reaction to CHOP performance
"The Drummers With Attitude group represented your district
with pride and devotion. They were truly a joy to
watch and listen to and provided a much needed distraction for many patients
and families at CHOP. While they performed in the Atrium area, people
stopped up and down the steps, in the halls of the upper floors. There were
children that were in isolation in the cancer ward that had their bald
little heads pressed up against their windows to watch the group perform.
My son has been in-patient here for 2 days and had an afternoon surgery
scheduled. The group's performance was able to distract him and give us a
few minutes to just feel and be in the moment. While your group
performed, the audience was blind for a few minutes. They were blind to
the adversity, struggling and pain they were feeling. They were able to
feel through the beats and just be free to enjoy a few moments of life.
It was a beautiful moment. Myself and several other parents brimmed with
tears, greatful to the depths of our hearts for those fleeting moments of
respite. Thank you again for sharing your group with the children at
CHOP. It was a gift of of immeasurable value."
Led and created by Kevin Travers, Drummers with Attitude (DWA) is a diverse group of
drummers and dancers which includes students from Bristol Township middle and high schools.
The dynamic percussion group has been performing since 2000 throughout the
Philadelphia area for the Philadelphia 76ers, Soul, Flyers and Phantoms as
well as community events such as WXPN's All About The Music Festival and
Bucks County Community College's Lead On Conference. They've been
featured on Philadelphia Fox News, channels 3, 6, 10, and 17 as well as
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