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!
Two back to back indoor drumming sessions with Camp Zion in Pompano were just a blast! Kids enjoyed the rhythm games and controlling the drum circle volume. Learning leadership, teamwork, and rhythm without breaking a sweat!
Engaging activities during the drum circle:
- Icebreakers – the facilitator starts everyone drumming right off the bat through activities that are designed to elicit smiles, giggles, and outright laughter.
- Drum Jam! – participants learn to listen to, play together and support each other as a group. They also have the opportunity to lead the group by utilizing signals to control the volume level and the groups playing.
- Interactive games – participants focus on social skills and nonverbal communication skills through games that encourage teamwork. During these games we utilize props such as Boomwhackers percussion tubes, egg shakers, balls, and a crowd favorite, the ‘magic wand.’
- Emotional connections – the workshops often end with participants expressing their feelings on the drum by connecting with a specific memory or goal. They then get an opportunity to share their experiences and what they’ve learned – plus do one more group drum roll for one last opportunity to make noise!
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