On Friday, November 8, our high school band percussion students participated in a workshop with Dr. Graeme Francis on Percussion Fundamentals. Dr. Francis, an adjunct professor at the College of St. Rose, R.P.I. Hartwick College, and S.U.N.Y. Oneonta, led students through a series of exercises to improve technical aspects of percussion performance. This workshop was made possible by generous grants from both the Voorheesville Friends of Music and the Yamaha Corporation. Dr. Francis is a Yamaha performing artist.