June 18, 2012
Come drum with us!
Join us for an energetic, fun-filled community drum circle.
Express yourself through rhythm. Melt stress. Have a blast.
Beginners of all ages are warmly welcomed.
Sunday, June 24
Saint Francis University
Fine Arts Center (aka the Boilerhouse)
12:30 PM- 1:30 PM
All Ages Welcome
Drums and percussion will be provided.
A Rhythm Renewal Community Drum Circle with Jim Donovan is a rhythm-based event that utilizes a variety of hand drums and percussion instruments to empower a community of participants with the ability to create beautiful, spontaneous music. Drumming and cooperatively creating rhythmic based music, as part of a group is a kinesthetic activity that involves everyone regardless of musical experience or ability.
A drum circle benefits individuals by connecting them to a common purpose of creative self-expression. Drum circles are routinely utilized by community groups, corporations and organizations, support groups, children, youth at risk, well and unwell elderly, teachers, religious groups, college student groups, to name but a few. All of these groups have found the power that drum circles have to create an environment for joy, expression, team building, stress relief and communication.
Jim Donovan is an award winning musician, teacher, motivator and founding member of the multi-platinum band Rusted Root from 1990-2005. He was recently voted "Facilitator of the Year" by the readers of Drum! magazine. In addition to being a full time instructor at Saint Francis University, Donovan also regularly offers workshops in the US and Europe focused on using the power of rhythm, drumming and the voice to assist in consciousness transformation, healing, personal growth, wellness, and creating community.