Drop-in Drum Circle

Timothy Ballan – www.sbgc.org
One simple program we have at the Springfield Boys and Girls Club is a weekly drop-in drum circle – I use authentic world instruments (although various household items could work as well!) 
  • A daily check-in allows each member to first play out and, if desired, describe how they feel on a chosen instrument.
  • Various drumming games are then used to warm up (like www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyOUlrk52ls)
  • The remainder of the time is spent: 
    • Jamming together
    • Rotating through each instrument
    • Playing along with popular music requests played over a speaker