These percussionists and guard members epitomize the “Banded concept.” Together they go further.  They have performed at the 2014 WGI finals, and at two WGI regionals this past season.

The FREE Players Drum Corps was developed at FREE’s Day Program in Old Bethpage (Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc.). Founded in 1977, FREE benefits and proudly supports more than 3,500 individuals with intellectual disabilities, mental illness and traumatic brain injury.

The FREE Players Drum Corps is part of a unique theatre arts curriculum for adult men and women with talent and similar interests who have autism and other developmental disabilities.  Drum Corps has been therapeutic for many of the adults that attend the program, as rhythm is a powerful tool that permeates throughout the brain.

Great Job to everyone involved!

To find out more, go to their YouTube channel,

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