Decker drums up idea for pep band platform in senior project
April 19, 2023
Elias Decker wants to elevate the stature of the pep band drummer - literally.
For his high school graduation project, the 18-year-old senior is building a platform to allow the band's drummer to play alongside the saxes, clarinet and cowbell.
The idea for the platform came to Decker when he attended basketball regionals in Juneau in March. Two drum platforms were set up at opposite ends of the bleachers in the Thunder Mountain High School gym so that bands from competing schools could take turns playing.
"The band director there ... he gave me dimensions for the whole thing, and they have...
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