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On Friday, Oct. 11, five young drummers with the Salida Middle School Groove Battalion opened the Silence Hides Violence candlelight vigil. It was held in honor of the 25 people who lost their lives to domestic violence in Colorado so far in 2019.

Salida Middle School Groove Battalion performance at Silence Hides Violence event. Pictured (left to right) are Benjamin Devenport, Ben Smith, Christian Jones, Ruby Mossman and Burke Koahn

The drummers, under the direction of George Mossman, started their march at 1st Street, continuing their march and drumming down F Street towards Riverside Park.

The Salida Middle School Groove Battalion led The Alliance staff, board members and community members to the Rotary Amphitheater, where they performed for the crowd. Dressed in purple in support of Domestic Violence Awareness.

Following the drum performance, an introduction to the event from The Alliance Colorado Victim’s Advocate, Janine Stovall. She said, “This is one of my larger passions, to bring awareness to domestic violence because I believe somehow it’s an epidemic in our society today.”