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Professor Leads Bucket Girl Music Group

April 2013

Professor of Music Gene Bechen uses drum circle "Bucket Bands" to teach local youngsters about teamwork, mutual respect ... and music!

From the Quad-City Times:
'Rocking to the beat of their own drum'

"The group of fourth-grade girls embraced their inner rock stars on make-shift drums created from an overturned plastic buckets.

"Sitting around a tight circle, the girls at Jackson Elementary School in Davenport and St. Ambrose University music professor Gene Bechen banged out several hip-hop beats while chanting about respect.

"In another chant, the group spelled out J-A-C-K-S-O-N, known as the "Jackson Spell."

"At the end of the chant, the group banged twice on the drums, threw their arms in the air and then let out a loud 'woo!'"

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