FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2007
College to Hold Free Community Drum Circles
Drummer Mickey Hart said," A good groove releases adrenaline in your body. You feel uplifted, you feel centered, you feel calm, you feel powerful. You feel that energy. That's what good drumming is all about."
In collaboration with Valencia-based Remo Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of drumheads, College of the Canyons will host free community drum circles that will be open to the public on the first and third Saturday of every month.
The upcoming drum circles will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the college's Student Center (Room 130) on Nov. 17 and Dec. 1.
"I believe that besides being fun, providing good exercise and allowing for self expression, drum circles, such as this one, can make a positive contribution to our community," said Alyssa Janney, manager of Remo in Valencia.
Remo's website maintains that drum circles are a wonderful opportunity for people, of all music skills, to connect on a musical and personal level. 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. Community drum circles are also an excellent medium for reducing stress and feeling a sense of unity.
Remo will provide experienced group facilitators and instruments for the community drum circles held at the college.
For more information about the free community drum circle, contact John Fitzgerald (661) 294-5600.