Together with BUNDLE, we invite you to join us at Riverside Park in Middlebury (by the big yellow chair) for a Community Drum Circle from 6pm until dusk, in celebration of the full moon.
Grab your drum, wear your mask, and meet us by the waterfall! There are lots of great restaurants right in town offering delicious take-out options… picnic dinner by the river, anyone?
Be sure to space your blanket or chairs out for safe social distancing, and let’s drum together!
Why drumming, you ask?
Benefits for the community:
Drumming activities are on the rise in many institutions, from schools to hospitals to corporate retreats. And for good reason. Drum circles:
~ are enjoyable for all ages, from preschoolers to senior citizens
~ require no prior training or experience to participate
~ are free and accessible to all citizens
~ need no special equipment: participants can bring drums or engage through other instruments, voice, movement, yoga, meditation, and even use homemade percussion
Benefits for the individual:
Group drumming is also becoming a widely used form of sound therapy. It is proven to have multiple physical and emotional benefits, such as:
~ Improved aerobic and cardiovascular systems
~ Strengthened immune system
~ Improved mood and reduced burnout of workers under stress
~ Reversed ravages of stress at the cellular level
~ Reduced anxiety, depression and feelings of loneliness
~ Help coping with depression and trauma
Be safe: Wear your mask, space yourself out from others, pack some hand sanitizer, and please stay home if you have any symptoms.
Mark your calendars:
Oct 31: Halloween Drum Circle – costumes encouraged!