i know it's been about six months and i actually had no intention of updating here again but i did want all our backers to know -- not only do we have our drums, but we are USING them, and had our first meeting -- at our official meeting place at the university of pennsylvania -- this past weekend.
also, i received this e mail from one of our families last night:
I just wanted to say Thank You!!! We had a great time on Saturday. My guys, Bob included, really enjoyed it. The boys asked so many questions about drumming. The group of students was fantastic. We feel so lucky. Bobby was telling everyone that he made new Korean friends. We truly enjoyed ourselves. This morning was just like waking up on Christmas morning with the drums in our house. We had a blast. Bobby and Jae were so excited and wanted to practice drumming right away. Bob and I don't exactly know what we are doing just yet but we had so much fun with the boys. We created our own rhythm and called it the Lego March!!! We look forward to our next drumming lesson. Claudia and Bela are just so wonderful, two true beauties!!! Claudia is fearless and Bela is a total sweetheart!!! Thank you for all you have done. You really are amazing!!! I am so grateful to know someone as special as you! Just let us know when we are meeting next. We look forward to it. Thanks again!
of course, the actual amazingness comes from the wonderful penn students and families who so enjoyed our first rehearsal, and you, the backers who helped make that first meeting possible (and really loud.) we have made a community of drumming and it can now grow!!
please continue to follow our progress at
and for those of you with paulownia trees, we have brought ours in for the winter and they are doing fine in a bright window. :)