317 Main partners with The Boys and Girls Club to offer weekly classes lasting 6-10 weeks at both the Portland and South Portland clubhouses, a relationship that is now over 7 years old.

Classes have varied from year to year, mostly recently offering hand drumming and GarageBand classes. The Boys & Girls Clubs will provide space and student support, and will also make sure all students have iPads. 317 Main will provide instruction and hand drums. Students will present their works at the completion of this project.

This program serves middle school-aged students from South Portland and Portland and helps individuals explore rhythmic patterns, elements of music, and improvisational skills on drums as well as applied to Garageband.

 

'Hummingbirds" in the after school program at the South Portland Clubhouse practicing for a performance.