OLD BETHPAGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A special needs drum corps from Long Island has been invited to perform and compete and the world championships in Williamsport, Penn.New York Weather: 7/28 Wednesday Morning CBS2 Weather Headlines
Hard work is paying off on Long Island. A group of musicians are proving that no matter what your abilities, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to, reported CBSN New York’s John Dias.
The group FREE Players Drum & Bugle Corps is made up entirely of individuals with different abilities. Friday, they found out they’re making history.READ MORE: NYPD Trying To Identify Man Accused Of Robbing 11-Year-Old Girl, Making Sexual Threats
They’ve been selected to perform and compete at the prestigious Drum Corps Associates World Championships.
Their performance will be the first time a special needs drum and bugle corps has been selected to perform and compete at the DCA Word Championships. Some of them will also perform solos.
All of them are part of the theater day-program at the non-profit Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, also known as FREE. They rehearse once a week at their Old Bethpage center together, but many told Dias they practice at home by themselves every day.
The team also performs in parades and other competitions across the country.MORE NEWS: CDC Reverses Course, Recommends People Wear Masks Indoors Where COVID Rates Are High