Dr. Scott is a multi-award winning percussion artist, youth program developer/coordinator,
and educator with over three decades of national and international experience. He was recently named as a "Super Citizen"
Drumming for Success was founded by Dr. Arvin Scott in 1997. It is a
community-based program for youth ages 3-16 in Athens, Georgia and the
surrounding area. It provides percussion classes and hand drums
for all the kids while encouraging academic achievement, character building,
and creativity through personal goal accomplishment and group cooperation.
The program has been recognized in the year 2000 by earning two community awards
The Best Supporter of Athens Music Scene given by the Flagpole Athens Music
Beneficiary of the 22nd Annual Human Rights Festival
What to Hear What We Sound Like?
Voices," includes a song titled "Drumming for Success and friends
at Book Peddlers" with over twenty children playing on their drums.
Funding for Drumming for Success comes from donations and fundraisers such
as Beat the Drum, an unforgettable, percussive show in which everyone
who attends can participate in the performance. Beat The Drum features
Dr. Arvin Scott who is often joined by other renowned, special guest artists
such as Sunny Ortiz--percussionists with Widespread Panic. "It is very
inspiring to see how Dr. Scott is bringing everyone together to promote
a common goal," said Ortiz.
All visitors are invited to bring an instrument and "drum until your
hands fall off" or just sit back and enjoy the magical rhythms of the
Audience participation and door prizes as always, with special guest Sunny Ortiz!