Peace Drums Fundraiser Scheduled for April 21st at Ardmore Music Hall

In coordination with Peace Drums, Israel and Peace Drums, USA, the Ardmore Music Hall will host the Second Annual Peace Drums Project Fundraiser for an inspirational evening featuring dinner, dancing and live music on Saturday, April 21st beginning at 8 p.m. at the historic music venue located at 21 E. Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore, PA.

Peace Drums, run by Co-Founder and Executive Director Harvey Price, is a unique, interfaith project centered in Israel which gives Arab and Jewish youth a chance to play together in a steel drum band, allowing kids who would typically don't interact with one another to work together on a musical collaboration. They rehearse, learn and subsequently perform concerts together as a group, and gain music education and experience in the process. The project promotes peace among Jewish, Muslim and Christian youth by introducing peacemaking and reconciliation through the shared activity of a dynamic steel drum band. Last fall, the band performed in Vienna.

Three live bands will perform during the fundraiser, including Philly's own Trevor Street Band, along with special guests Delaware Steel and Philly Pan Stars. Tickets cost $50 per person, and attendees must be 21 years of age or older to enter. The event will raise money for the salaries of the music teachers who lead the steel band students, while helping to fund the transportation costs of students for rehearsals and concerts, as well as the purchase of additional instruments for other Arab and Jewish communities who support these coexistence programs for their youth.

"These kids are learning the fundamentals of music, including theory, harmony, improvisation, harmony, pitch and so much more," said Harvey Price, a longtime Philadelphian who is a freelance percussionist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and an associated professor of music at the University of Delaware. "The kids are doing this together and they're learning something together that they didn't know before, sharing in these experiences and looking beyond the usual stereotype while serving as band mates, classmates and friends."

The April 21st event will include dinner, and spirits will be available for purchase at the Ardmore Music Hall bar. Corporate sponsorships are available for $1,000, which helps to ensure that Peace Drums performers have the instruments, musical education and the resources needed to continue to spread their message of peace and coexistence worldwide.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting http://peacedrumsproject.org/fundraising-event-042118. Learn more about the Peace Drums Project by visiting http://PeaceDrumsProject.org.

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