Prem1er Community Drumline is a talented, dedicated group of young people drawn together by the love of music, dance and the need to express creative energy. They practice diligently three days a week under the watchful tutelage of Steven J. Grant, the band’s founder. He believes the band helps young people live their lives with purpose and passion.
Bass drummer Justis Evans is one of nearly 100 members of the Prem1er Community Drumline.
During a performance at the Andrews Homecoming Parade, snare drummer Faith Gurley leads the drummers in downtown Andrews.
Prem1er Community Drumline is open to children of all ages, including 5-year-old ZaNyria “Lucy” Winns
The youngest member, 2-year-old Zion Giles, who plays cymbals (but he likes beating the drums, too).
Prem1er Community Drumline members, including Trent Bryant (pictured at top), keep the beat during practice at Howard Gym & Auditorium in Georgetown.
Top, from left: Justis Evans, Faith Gurley and Hunter Davis, a snare drummer and one of the newest members, practice a marching routine at dusk. Evans is also pictured inset.
Founder Steven J. Grant watches over the members during a performance at the Andrews Homecoming Parade in downtown Andrews.
An assembly line of cymbal players march out of Howard Gym & Auditorium to practice under the moon.