Written by: Lauren Vukicevich
The Bucket Busters are a group of Music Motive drum students that make their music on buckets, water bottles, and trash cans. By now, you’ve probably heard them drumming at the Farmer’s Market in downtown San Luis Obispo on a Thursday night. Still, you may not know that their work earns money for music scholarships. This opens up an incredible amount of opportunities for aspiring music students who can’t afford lessons. These scholarships go toward either private lessons, or enrichment classes at elementary schools around SLO county.
The Bucket Busters have been recording their second album, but they need support in order to complete it. They’re doing a fundraiser on Kickstarter to raise money for duplication of CDs, which they will sell in order to help kids who need scholarships. They need a minimum of $1,200 to complete the project, and every little bit helps! What will happen if they raise more than their goal? Any extra money that people donate will go directly into the scholarship fund.
When pledges (donations) are made, they send out special gifts! Depending on how much is pledged, donors will receive awesome prizes like a pre-sale CD of the new album, a Bucket Busters t-shirt, or a performance by the Bucket Busters themselves!
Any new info on the project (the new album title was just decided, for example) will be posted to the “Updates” section of the Kickstarter page. If you’d like to hear a sample of the music on the new album, just check out the promo video! The official CD will be formally released in June, after the fundraiser is complete.
To visit the Kickstarter page, click here.
The Bucket Busters will be performing at Paso Robles ARTSFEST, Saturday, May 24th @ 3:00.