January 23, 2003
INFORMATION: Sue Bozman or John McElwain, (661) 362-3415 or 3494
Drum Circle to Raise Funds for Early Childhood Education
The College of the Canyons Center for Early Childhood Education Circle of Friends, a support and fund-raising group for the college's Children's Center and Early Childhood Education Training Program will hold its third annual Drum Circle event at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8 in the COC Child Development Center. Funds raised from this event will help maintain the high quality and safety of the physical environment of the Child Development Center, such as the learning materials and equipment for classrooms and the children's yards.
A Drum Circle is a huge jam session a fun, welcoming experience that is fun for "children of all ages." Drum Circle participants express themselves collectively by using a chorus of hand-played (not sticks) drums, percussion and vocals to create a musical song together while having a great time. It is not a professional ensemble, nor is it really about music, but rather a group of friends having a rhythm party!
Participants enjoy a fun-filled evening of group drumming be sponsored and conducted by a representative from local manufacturer REMO Inc., the world's most innovative and respected name in drumheads and drums. African djembes, frame drums, sound shapes and other drums will be provided by REMO.
According to company President Brock Kaericher, "We're proud to support such a valuable cause. The Children's Center and the Drum Circle are both about celebrating in an environment where everyone can equally participate regardless of age or ability."
Tickets for the event, which also include wine and a buffet, are $35. Reservations may be made by calling the College of the Canyons Foundation at (661) 362-3493. Seating is limited so reserve your spot today.