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Drums from a distance

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Colin Haider takes deep breaths before taking a test to help him concentrate.

It's a skill he learned as an African Drum Band player.

Now a sixth-grader at Crestview Elementary School, he knew about the African Drum Band when it started at the school while he was in first grade.

"You learn what it's like to perform before an audience," he said in an interview, Feb. 21. "You also learn about the culture."

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Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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