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!
We had the pleasure of drumming with some very inspiring girls and women at Girls Inc. of Jacksonville’s Mentor/Mentee Kickoff Party on February 17th!
Mentors, mentees, and parents had the opportunity to meet, mingle and drum, with the goal of breaking the ice (and drumming up excitement, pun intended!) for their mentoring program.
During the drumming portion of the evening, participants got to:
- Learn to make up their own rhythms on a variety of drums and percussion
- Lead the group with volume, start/stop, and grouping cues
- Support one another both musically and emotionally
- Get over those ‘first-day jitters’ and release stress
- Have lots of fun and be a little playful!
Drum circles are a wonderful way to kick off an event, especially for a program that brings people together from a variety of backgrounds. After the drum circle, participants had the opportunity to share how they were feeling. Many reported they were feeling more relaxed, less stressed, more connected, and more excited for the mentoring program to start. The group was able to achieve a sense of unity at the end of the evening that pumped them up and allowed everyone to feel supported.
Check out the photos below, and contact us if you want to find out how your group can benefit from a team-building drum circle!
A perfect drum circle? Just might be with these highly energetic and receptive freshmen music majors at FIU’s School of Music. In the Wertheim Performing Art Center, everyone was turned up to 11 and we had a fantastic time with rhythm games and drum jams! Since these students are always chasing perfection in their music, they took this opportunity to de-stress and just go with the rhythm. Participant focus included team building, reducing stress, and having fun.
We’d like to thank the admin at FIU for letting us bring our program to these budding musicians!
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