Instructor: FOUND! Percussion ensemble
Hannah Buck began playing percussion in the fifth grade, though her obsession with rhythm began before that, tap dancing competitively throughout child- and teenhood. She carried her love for drumming with her to the University of Michigan, but wanting to take a step back from the rigorous routine of high school marching band and drumline, she decided to join student organization Groove Performance Group.
Much like STOMP! and Blue Man Group, Groove focused on discovering fun, new ways to create percussion-heavy music out of every day objects, while still acknowledging and utilizing the value that traditional instruments have in our lives. In 2017, Hannah became the President of Groove and began working with the Community Music School on a similarly motivated youth ensemble. April 2018 resulted in a thrilling collaboration between Groove and CMS, both groups sharing the gorgeous Michigan Theater stage in front of 1,000 people and drumming on - what else? - broomsticks.
Hannah is now in her final year at the University, where majors in Creative Writing, Digital Studies, and plans to graduate in May. She has taken a step back from Groove to focus on her writing projects, but is thrilled to be directing FOUND! Percussion Ensemble at CMS this year! When Hannah's not busting phat beats or making up stories, she's trying out new vegan recipes and cuddling with her dog, Casper.