EEDS Percussion registration is now open – classes start January 8!


The EEDS Bateria at our 2013 4th of July Parade Spectacular

2014 promises to be EEDS’ biggest year ever. Join the party before it’s too late! By joining our classes, you can be part of our first ever 2014 Carnaval and 4th of July Parade.

Previous bateria members and those with previous percussion experience can register for Advanced Bateria (10 weeks), while kids and parents can make samba a family affair with our special Children’s Bateria (8 weeks). All classes will be taught by our mestre da bateria, Reed Flygt. See below for class and registration information!

Dates: Wednesdays, January 8th to March 12th
Time: 7 – 8:20 pm
Location: McGaw YMCA, 1000 Grove Street, Skydeck South Room, 2nd Floor, Evanston
Cost: $140 per person; $85 for students with ID; $75 per additional family member
Register here!

Class Description:
Join Evanston Escola de Samba as we prepare for our Carnaval Performance in March. You will learn the fundamentals of Rio Style Batucada, 2 samba de enredos, and a unique samba reggae arrangement that will culminate with two mandatory performance opportunities. All levels of enthusiasts are encouraged to attend. If you have not previously participated in an EEDS advanced bateria class, simply contact Reed Flygt ( to discuss your level of experience. The final decision is up to the bateria director.

Dates: Wednesdays, January 29th to March 12th
Time: 6- 6:50 pm
Location: McGaw YMCA, 1000 Grove Street, Skydeck South Room, 2nd Floor, Evanston
Cost: $75 per person
Register here!

Class Description:
Join Evanston Escola de Samba in a fun and enriching children’s class where we make music and learn about the different instruments of the bateria. The children’s group is open to all children 6 years and up, simply contact Reed Flygt ( Parents are encouraged to register as well. The children’s bateria is also composed of current EEDS members.