Aug. 30, 2018 – Salina Public Library is bringing Kansas City-based Drum Safari to Caldwell Plaza, south of the library, for a Back to School Bash at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13.

Families are invited to celebrate the arrival of fall while drumming, dancing and grooving along to Drum Safari’s music. During this special show, they’ll explore new rhythms and meet new animal friends, including a few dinosaurs. Instruments provided for all participants!

Brandon and Teryn Draper met while studying percussion in college. Teryn is a first grade teacher and Brandon is on the music faculty at the University of Kansas, in addition to performing throughout the U.S. The couple worked with renown music therapist, children’s performer and drum circle guru “Bongo” Barry Bernstein, while developing their Drum Safari concept that began during their days in the Sandia Mountains of New Mexico. Unexpectedly, Bernstein passed away in 2009 leaving a void in the children’s entertainment/education world. The Drapers joined forces with Jeni and Jim Cosgrove with Hiccup Booking and began bringing their own brand of rhythm-based edu-tainment to kids throughout the middle U.S.

The performance is free, and no registration is required. Families are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

To find out more information about the Back to School Bash, contact Heather Mettlen at (785) 825-4624, ext. 244, email [email protected] or stop by the library, 301 W. Elm.