In 1995 Mike Miller,
of Rockland, visited his son at summer camp and found him playing
steel drums after two weeks at a camp, where
there should have been enough outdoor activities to distract him
from spending a lot of time practicing. Thinking How hard
could it be?, Mike set about the task of raising $8000. First
a concert by Planet Pan. $500. Then a donation box at Shop &
Save. $1,100. Then a generous donation from Fisher Snow Plows. Another
$1000. And then, an anonymous donation from someone who had heard
of the program and how it would be involved with School Programs.
$5000. Mike ordered the drums.