"Drumming shuts off the self-censoring part of your brain." ~ Christine Stevens, Music Therapist
Lose your mind in DrumCircle!   It's impossible to think about your "to do" list while you're drumming!  We create community by our hands and body calling up the heartbeats of nature.  When we drum together, we change our way of being together.  Each DrumCircle! gathering is a little bit of knowledge how drumming is shared among many cultures and faith paths and a lot of hands-on experience with the instruments.  Let the rhythm of Mother Earth come forth. .  Let yourself be caught up in the power of the sound.  Rhythm is the first artistic experience we all had, when our own hearts started beating, close to our mother's hearts.  You need no experience or instruments, but please bring a drum if you have one.  Weather permitting, we may hold DrumCircle! outdoors.    
Drumming the Psalms    The Psalms are a portion of the sacred texts studied by Jews and Christians. The word 'psalm' means song.  These poetic words can be chanted, sung or simply read. Together, we select a particular psalm, and deconstruct it for meaning and clarity.  Then we chant a small portion of the words, in English, and add rhythmic background with drums, tambourines and other easy-to-play percussion instruments.  Psalms were written in Hebrew, many written by a King named David.  No matter your faith path or lack thereof, drumming Psalms can be a moving experience, as you join in the rhythms of drumming, calling in the heartbeat of the earth itself. You need no experience or instruments, but please bring a drum if you have one.     

         OUTDOORS!   We have a huge yard - easy to stay far apart, as we join our sounds in drumming!  Bring your own drum, or use one of our sanitized instruments!  (If weather is unpleasant, we'll reschedule)   

Drums are loud, so it's easy to comply with social distancing and still enjoy Drum Circle!  We sit outdoors or in the barn, at least six feet from one another.  All of Calm in the Chaos' drums are sanitized and not touched for a week after playing. 

                                                              Calm in the Chaos Interfaith Center                                                               585.494.1795/revdarlabair@gmail.com            6590 Lake Road South, Brockport, NY 14420