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!
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.
- 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!
Seniors jam with drums during a drum circle at Vi at Lakeside Village. Smiles and laughter followed when the drumming and rhythm games began. The focus for this drum circle was exercise, bonding, and personal growth. After the drum circle, one resident said “She is the whole package. I feel like I got a workout, physically, mentally, and spiritually.”
This event was part of a senior “Living Well” health fair featuring nutrition and cooking demonstration, exercise and wellness classes, and of course a drum circle – to nourish the mind and body.
A big thanks to the Vi staff for a making it possible to provide drumming and rhythm activities to the residents!
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