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Herkimer Elementary Steel Drum Band plays in Albany

By WKTV News

State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) welcomed the Herkimer Elementary Steel Drum Band to Albany on Tuesday.

“Music groups from around the state perform regularly in the Empire State Plaza concourse, but none draw a crowd like the Herkimer Elementary Steel Drum Band,” said Senator Seward. “The student-musicians put on an extremely entertaining and unique show and their annual visit to Albany is always memorable.”

In 2008 Senator Seward secured a senate grant of $10,000 to purchase new equipment and help expand the program to Herkimer high school students.

“Music education plays an important role in developing a well-rounded student and I am pleased to provide support to help this one of a kind program grow. I have continually fought for more education dollars, especially for our rural schools, so programs like the Herkimer Steel Drum Band can thrive,” concluded Seward.

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