MPS drum lines open Chill on the Hill


The 2013 Chill on the Hill music series premiered in Bay View’s Humboldt Park this week with performances by drum lines from Milwaukee Parkside School for the Arts and Bay View Middle and High School. At the end of the high school performance, all three drum lines took to the stage for a rollicking rendition for the crowd of more than 500.

The Bay View High School drum line is among the top four high school drum lines in the district and the Bay View Middle School drum line finished second in the district middle school competition last year. Parkside (formed by the merger of Tippecanoe School for the Arts and Humanities and Dover Street School in the former Fritsche building) is an example of MPS’ commitment to art, music and physical education (AMP) programming that began with the 2012-13 MPS budget.

The 2013-14 budget proposal would double the allocation most MPS elementary schools receive to cover the cost of art, music and physical education teachers. Bay View Middle and High School currently offers chorus, band and orchestra and Parkside supplements music programming through community partnerships with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Milwaukee Children’s Choir.

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