February 25, 2005
INFORMATION: John McElwain or John Green, (661) 362-3494 or 3684
Beat Goes On With Drum Circle Event
SANTA CLARITA -- The College of the Canyons Center for Early Childhood Education Circle of Friends, a support and fund-raising group for the colleges Childrens Center and Early Childhood Education Training Program will hold their fifth annual drum circle event at 5 p.m., Saturday, March 5, 2005. For the first time, the event will be held in the Vital Express Centers Black Box Theatre - an acoustically friendly space for this type of event.
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 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 in the past have included parents, teachers, CEOs of major companies, college Board members and other elected officials and those who simply enjoy the physical activity and the sound of drum-beats. Regardless of what they do for a living, the one thing they have in common is a fun-filled evening of group drumming. The drum circle event is sponsored and conducted by a representative from local manufacturer REMO Inc., the worlds most innovative and respected name in drumheads and drums. African djembes, frame drums, SOUND SHAPESand other drums will be provided by REMO.
REMOs Website maintains that drum circles are a wonderful opportunity for people to relate, not only musically, but personally. Studies show that acquiring new learning skills, socializing, and exercise may keep our brains healthy and more importantly, rejuvenate brain cells. Group drumming provides experiences in all three of these important practices for maintaining health and supporting longevity.
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 childrens yards. Tickets for the event are $35 which includes a champagne reception provided by RSVP Catering.
Additional Drum Circle sponsors include Dr. Rex Baumgartner, DDS, Classic Designs Jewelry, and Wilshire Home Entertainment.
Reservations may be made by calling the College of the Canyons Foundation at (661) 362-3493. Seating is limited so reserve your spot today!