Under the direction of Ben Paulding, founded in 2015, the Hyde Park Youth Percussion Ensemble (HYPE), was designed to explore different cultures, music, and instruments from around the world and is combined with the students’ coursework in social studies, math, science, and language arts. This free program offered weekly at the Hyde Park Community Center serves children ages 7 - 13. The Community Center serves as a valuable resource and includes an after school tutoring program, community service program, computer lab, college tours, licensed preschool, homework/study hall, open gym, sports and activities.

Check out some of HYPE's performances at our annual Concert in the Park below!