Community Drum Circle Initiative - Music for All

Community Drum Circle Initiative

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Music for All (MFA) and Bongo Boy Music School host monthly community drum circles for downtown business professionals in Indianapolis. This program will allow professionals of all ages to get connected to the arts community, network with one another and gain benefits from actively participating in music making – all on one day a month during a lunch hour.

Join us for these upcoming Drum! events:

Drum! Community Drum Circle

Date: December 19, 2012
Time: Noon-1pm
Location: Music for All headquarters located just off of Meridian St. inside Historic Union Station (Cadillac Ranch entrance).
Cost: Free! Join us for holiday cookies and coffee.

Watch video from Music for All's Drum!:

What is a Drum Circle?

MFA Sponsor Remo, Inc. says:

According to Mickey Hart: “The Drum Circle is a huge jam session. The ultimate goal is not precise rhythmic articulation or perfection of patterned structure, but the ability to entrain and reach the state of a group mind. It is built on cooperation in the groove, but with little reference to any classic styles. So this is a work in constant progress, a phenomenon of the new rhythm culture emerging here in the West.” 

In the words of Arthur Hull: “The Community Drum Circle is a fun, entry-level learning experience that is accessible to anyone who wants to participate. Drum Circle participants express themselves collectively by using a chorus of tuned drums, percussion, and vocals to create a musical song together while having a great time.”

MFA's Drum! initiative will continue monthly on the third Wednesday of each month until February 2013.

MFA will partner with Bongo Boy Music School to provide instruments for participants. Come and enjoy the chance to make music over your lunch hour! This is a free opportunity to let loose, relax, have fun, and use the power of music and hands-on drumming to elevate your mood and build community – all during your lunchtime in the walkable Wholesale District of Indianapolis. Absolutely no experience required - it's as easy as a heartbeat.

This community initiative is possible through generous support from Indianapolis-based LDI, Ltd.

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