Rosemount High School is known for their fine arts, and music in particular. Their marching band has played at the Rose Parade in California, for the world-champion Minnesota Lynx and even at last year’s We Day at the Xcel Energy Center.
Mary Hvsida lives near La Crosse, Wis., and as you can tell, she’s been playing drums since she was 15. Every few months, the 63 year old pops into a local drum shop, plays the drums, then leaves. No one really knew who she was, until a video of her playing went viral this week. Since her last band broke up 13 years ago, Mary says she gets the urge to play every now and again.
SMACK DOWN has a grandma who can play the drums….and she rocks it!
From singing in the shower to jamming out on air guitars when no one’s looking, we’ve all pretended to be rock stars at some point. With the New Year rolling in, what better time to make those stage dreams a reality and learn how to play an instrument?
What do you do when most pep bands have more members than your school has students? Suffer in silence? Or start a smaller band?
Floodwood junior Jason Myrvold wanted the drummers in his school’s marching band to really stand out during last month’s Duluth Christmas City of the North Parade.