Kids love drums! The sight, the sound, the power, and the feel are tremendous motivators for many students. D.R.U.M. is an acronym for Discipline, Respect and Unity Through Music. The original D.R.U.M. group was formed at author Jim Solomon's elementary school in 1995 to provide an ensemble experience for students not involved in any of the regular music groups. The group concept is designed to stress teamwork and self-discipline while learning these intensive percussion ensembles built on music from the United States, Brazil, Africa, and China. Useful for general music classes and special groups, this book is a terrific learning tool with unlimited potential!