GW Bucket Drummers

A special holiday performance

James Sun, Staff Writer

The Bucket Drumming ensemble is a group of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who use plastic buckets as their drums. Mr. Vigiletti runs the group and they have performed for the school during rec for the past few years, as well as a performance at the Lincoln Center. Bucket drumming originated with Larry Wright, who developed techniques to make different sounds with different parts of the bucket. The members of the Bucket Drumming ensemble don’t have to just be percussionists; anyone in the band can join.

On December 20, when the students of GW were getting restless and looking forward to winter break, the GW Bucket Drummers were preparing for a special holiday performance.  The performances, which were held during each rec period, featured the bucket drummers with glowing drum sticks and light up buckets.. oh, and of course, festive Santa hats!

Under the direction of Mr. Vigiletti, the band performed “Good to Be Alive” by Andy Grammer, as well as “Shake Up Christmas” by Train.