The Lehigh Valley's IronPigs Minor League Baseball Team has teamed up with Youth Education in the Arts to create YEA!'s Designated Hitters, the official IronPigs Drumline, to entertain fans and support the team.
This 15-member drumline will be a featured act at 15 home games throughout the season. The Designated Hitters will welcome crowds in the parking lot at Coca-Cola Park before games, participate in player introductions and perform Drum Battles atop the dugouts after select innings later this season.
Members of the Designated Hitters are between the ages of 16 and 25, attend weekly rehearsals and performances. The drummers are paid a small stipend for each performance.
YEA!'s Designated Hitters play exclusively with Yamaha drums, Zildjian cymbals, Remo drumheads and Vic Firth drumsticks and mallets.
Youth Education in the Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization based in Allentown whose mission is to develop young people into magnificent human beings through their participation in the performing arts.