Come, They Told Me: Drummers Perform to Support Christmas

Contact: WPI Media Relations, 508-831-5616

WORCESTER, Mass. - Taking its cue from the little drummer boy in the traditional Christmas song, the 101 Singers, a Native American drum group, will perform at Worcester Polytechnic Institute Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Lower Wedge of Daniels Hall on the WPI campus, Institute Road, Worcester.

Sponsored by several WPI groups, the concert marks the fifth annual toy drive for children of the Rosebud Reservation in North Dakota. Leadership Education and Practice, a leadership training group; Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity; Alpha Phi Omega, the national service fraternity; and the Student Development and Counseling Center will place boxes at the concert for those who wish to donate toys, mittens, hats or gloves. The WPI groups hope to collect these items to contribute to a happy holiday for the 309 children who live on the Rosebud Reservation.

WPIšs Tatnuck Bookseller has placed childrenšs books and toys on sale to support the effort and has offered proceeds from the sale of popcorn to cover shipping costs.

The concert is free and open to the public. The101 Singers are called the "Led Zeppelin" of Indian drum groups. The performers will lead the audience in dance, song and stories.

For more information, contact Thomas J. Balistrieri, director of WPIšs Student Development and Counseling Center, at 508-831-5540 or e-mail balisttj@wpi.edu.

WPI, founded in 1865, is renowned for its project-based curriculum. Under the WPI Plan, students integrate classroom studies with research projects conducted on campus and around the world.