Recent Events & Articles (Our blog)


  • Team-Building: Leadership Jax Opening Retreat in St. Augustine, FL

    On August 18th, 2017, members of the Leadership Jax class of 2018 got a fun surprise at their opening retreat at World Golf Village in St. Augustine – a drum circle!  Since they had just spent the day getting to know one another, a team-building drum circle was just the thing to solidify connections.  Our 5-step process took them through some energizing drum rolls, a relaxing warm-up, a listening and communication activity, drum jam, and an activity to strengthen bonding.

    According to their website,  “Leadership Jacksonville educates, connects, and inspires diverse leaders to build and strengthen their communities.”  Since connection, diversity, and creativity are the cornerstones of Just Add Rhythm’s events, this was an ideal blending of organizational values.

    Activities included:

    • Give a Little, playing one’s neighbor’s drum and injecting upbeat energy into the group (short video here!)
    • Drum jam where participants made up their own rhythms and led the group using volume cues (short video here!)
    • Number Walk, which encouraged participants to think on their feet and adapt quickly to change (short video here!)

    Participants shared that the event helped them to relax and connect, and they also drew parallels between the Number Walk activity and examples of adapting to change in work-related and personal experiences.  Plus, they had tons of fun – just look at those smiles!

    Photo credit:  Steve Ramcharitar

    Interested in adding some rhythm to your team’s next event?

    « 1 of 5 »

     

     

  • Community Drum Circle at Greenscape of Jacksonville’s Tree Festival

    What better way to close out the first annual Tree Festival in Metropolitan Park of downtown Jacksonville than a big drum circle?  Festival attendees received free trees to plant while learning about the importance of trees in city planning, home value, and decreasing their utility bills.

    We provided a community drum circle to end the festival on a high note.  Both children and adults had a blast honing their playing skills while learning how drumming can encourage team-building and enhance overall wellness.  Participants had the chance to lead the group in the “wave” (drumming-style) as well as volume cues.  We ended the drum circle by playing a game that illustrates how when each person contributes just one beat to a rhythm, we can make magical music together!

    We love helping you bring awareness to your festival or event through rhythm!  If you’ve got a community or private event coming up that you’d like to add a little rhythm to, contact us!

    « 2 of 3 »
  • Jacksonville: After-school Enrichment Drumming with Hope Haven

    JAR’s first event since we relocated to Jacksonville was a blast!  We provided an after-school drumming program for students at the Alden Road Exceptional Student Center, which is affiliated with local Jacksonville organizations Hope Haven and Team Up.

    Activities included:
    • fun with Boomwhackers® and egg shakers
    • rhythms about favorite pizza toppings and favorite cookies
    • an energetic game called Rumble Ball.

    Both students and staff had an awesome time, and had fun making up their own rhythms.

    Just Add Rhythm now provides interactive programming for all ages and abilities in South and North Florida – whether you’re looking for a unique corporate team-building event, a social skills-building educational program, or a workshop for your community or wellness group, we’ve got you covered!  We still serve South Florida’s tri-county area of Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach, as well as the First Coast counties of Duval, Baker, Clay, Nassau, and St. John’s.

    If you’ve got an event outside of these regions, give us a call and we’ll be happy to discuss it with you!

    « 1 of 4 »
close
Facebook IconYouTube IconTwitter IconFollow us on Google+Follow us on Google+