Get your homework done and then you can drum. That’s deal new non-profit The Music Battery is offering middle school students. The way Music Battery will work is beginning Aug. 18, those who pass try-outs (Aug. 11-15 from 9 a.m.-noon at Ferndale Community Center) will get after-school tutoring followed by drum line instruction — that means marching, maneuvering, instrument care, and discipline. The program is free and will operate Monday-Friday from 3-6 p.m. No prior musical experience is required. To learn more, visit themusicbattery.com. —KG