Drum Circle for McKee Hall

Friday, October 23, 2015

Dr. Bob facilitated a drum circle for the men of McKee Hall on October 22nd.  The theme for the program was diversity: “Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day!”  When a community comes together to drum, they unite in rhythm to celebrate life.  Their interactions create a supportive, interdependent relationship in which each person is valued for his or her unique contribution to the group music.  Participants will experience the unique enjoyment of in-the-moment music and the many extra-musical outcomes emphasized in recreational drum circles. In the drum circle, there is no audience; everyone is part of the music. Everyone in the circle plays together, creating his or her own personal rhythmic patterns that fit into the music created by the whole group.  The ensemble itself provides an invaluable social experience because the players depend on each other for the ensemble to succeed.  Everyone who participates has something to offer the circle and all are welcome.  The drum circle was arranged by Ryan Matijevich, residence advisor for McKee Hall.

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