From "Elite" to "International"

By Anna Yee

From "Elite" to "International"

June 29, 2011 Updated Jun 29, 2011 at 9:51 PM CDT


Dozens of family members crowded the airport to welcome back the ELITE youth drummers.

They returned from their trip to Friedrichshafen, where they learned about German food, customs, and music and performed all week.

"The drumming that we do is different than what they're usually used to," said Tevin Keeton, of the Pulses of Hope Drum Line. "It was new for them, so they just treated us like we were famous. It was great to experience that." For more information on the holiday events, head to or

You can see them on Monday starting at 7:30 p.m. on the Peoria Riverfront.

Methodist's Red, White and Boom sky show will follow at 9:30 p.m.