In The News: Practicing For NASCAR

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Standing on the edge of Confederate Park next to his large bass drum, Mike Bishop waits anxiously for practice to begin. Bishop, 21, traveled all the way to Fort Mill from New Jersey to join the rest of his percussion line from Carolina Crown, a nonprofit youth music organization.

"I come down here once a month, and I either drive the ten-plus hours or I fly," Bishop says. "It’s lots of fun. I do this all year. Music is what I want to do with the rest of my life."

The group caught the eyes and ears of passersby last Wednesday, when their rehearsal but some upbeat rhythm into what had been a typical quiet downtown afternoon.

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Posted by on Wednesday, May 28th, 2008. Filed under DCI World.