All shows start at 6:30pm. Regular admission is $5 per person or your Parkway Season Ticket. Ages 5 & under are FREE. Unless noted, all performances are on Thursday nights!
- 10/12 - Opening Collage Show (all departments)
- 10/18 - World Music Drumming Concert (Wednesday)
- 12/7 - Holiday Show (all departments)
- 12/13 - The World Drumming ensemble performs for the Broward Principals' Holiday Breakfast
- 3/8 - World Music Drumming Concert
- 3/15 - World Music Drumming Concert
- 5/24 - World Music Drumming Concert
The Philosophy of World Music Drumming
It is the philosophy of the World Music Drumming Curriculum that all members of a drumming ensemble work together in harmony to become a solid performing unit. Performances of drum ensembles and songs from Africa, Latin America, Native American, Asian, Middle Eastern, and the Caribbean are not limited to the classroom setting. Students will understand the needs of each individual member of the ensemble and meet those needs so that they may perform and work as one. The members of the ensemble will develop a greater appreciation of cultures throughout the world and the peoples that culture represents. Students will eliminate their fear and apprehension towards people’s differences and discover their similarities. Students will achieve these means by developing a greater respect for his/her self and build self-esteem. Students will develop the following life skills: FOCUS, RESPECT, TEAMWORK, COMPLEMENT, LISTENING, COMMUNICATION, COMMUNITY, and BALANCE. Students will also understand how the concepts and skills taught and learned in World Music develop their learning skills in other academic classes. There will be constant correlation to reading, language arts, math, science, and social studies.
About Our World Music Drumming Director, Mr. James Mader
The World Music Drumming Curriculum is taught by James Mader. Mr. Mader has been teaching in Palm Beach and Broward Counties for the past 25 years. He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Music and Education in 1989. He also holds a certificate in drum performance from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. James Mader has taught music at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. He has taught band, chorus, and general music. James Mader was selected as one of twenty teachers in the US and Canada to pilot the World Music Drumming Curriculum in the curriculum’s developmental and application phase. He has since become a major contributor to the installation of the curriculum in South Florida schools and schools throughout the United States, and the Globe. He also serves as a national clinician, demonstrating the outstanding benefits to students that the World Music Drumming Curriculum serves. James is recognized by the National Junior Honor Society’s national level as a highly effective teacher.