Good attends prestigious summer percussion and steel pan program

By on July 25, 2009

SUGAR GROVE—Dylan Good, a musician from Sugar Grove, spent two weeks this summer studying percussion and steelpan at Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Door County, Wis.

Dylan is the son of Raney and Steve Good, and studies percussion privately with Ben Wahlund. He is a student at Kaneland High School.

Dylan was among only 38 musicians selected from throughout the country to attend the percussion and steel band session at the school, whose mission is to provide intensive, performance-based instruction to promising young musicians age 13-18 by immersing them in a professional, mentoring environment.

Founded in 1976, Birch Creek features a student-to-faculty ratio of approximately two-to-one. This provides students with an abundance of personal attention from their faculty mentors, who represent top music educators and performers from around the country. Students are given the opportunity to hone their technical skills and learn firsthand about all aspects of the life of a professional musician. During their two-week residency this summer, students attending the Birch Creek Symphony session performed six joint concerts with their teachers before paying concertgoers.

For more information about Birch Creek and its programs, call (920) 868-3763 or e-mail Details are also available on