What is "Drumming for a Difference"?
Each year we host an all-percussion concert in the Mukwonago High School West Gym featuring the percussion ensemble classes from Park View Middle School & Mukwonago High School as well as Blue2 Percussion and selected student soloists.
Goodwill donations are strongly encouraged; all of the proceeds are given to a charity chosen by the band department staff.
Our second annual "Drumming for a Difference" Concert will take place on Friday, April 16th at 7:00pm in the Mukwonago High School West Gym. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $5. All proceeds will be donated to the Mukwonago Food Pantry.
About the Mukwonago Food Pantry
Mukwonago Food Pantry was founded by Dorothy Stanke, Debra Hoppe and Cynthia Eggleston who saw a need in our community and found a way to address it. The doors opened on August 1, 1989 in the basement of Clara Martin’s house on South Rochester Street. We soon outgrew the Martin’s home and moved temporarily to Washington Avenue School. From there we moved to 110 Main, on the village square, where again, ever-growing community support forced us to find a larger “home”. This time the former library building at 219 Grand Avenue would be our last stop before moving into our own building.
Ground was broken in February 2002, for our beautiful facility at 325 Eagle Lake Avenue. Overwhelming support from professionals, contractors, groups, organizations, and individuals made it possible to open the doors of our new home on August 1, 2002
What started out as a way to provide temporary assistance to people who often were choosing between keeping warm and keeping a roof over their heads or putting food on their tables has become what the Hunger Task Force refers to as “a model food pantry”. We are sincerely grateful to everyone who has made this possible through donations of food, household items, money, time, and talents. None of this would have been, or could continue to be possible, without your support.
For more information on the Mukwonago Food Pantry, visit their website:
Who will be performing?
The 2021 performing ensembles include the Park View Middle School 7th & 8th Grade Percussion Ensembles, the Mukwonago High School Concert Percussion Ensembles, Blue2 Winterguard, and Blue2 Percussion.
Mukwonago High School Percussion Section
Due to COVID-19 precautions, tickets to this event are only available to the families of the performers. If you would still like to help make a difference, please consider making an electronic donation to the Mukwonago Food Pantry: http://www.mukwonagofoodpantry.org/get-involved2.html
Performance recordings are available from most concerts and can be found on the Mukwonago Bands YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook pages.