Drum Circle #2 at DeFrank Center

  • April 6, 2013 · 1:00 PM
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Our first drum circle at The Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center went very well with 19 in attendance. Mostly it was drummers from our group, but there was a small handful of people attending from the DeFrank newsletter and flyers. We'll have the main hall (again) which can accommodate a very large group.

Details: Mostly open drumming with a small amount of activities and rhythm sharing for fun. Chairs will be available or bring your own favorite, or a stool if you need one. Please bring as many drums and percussion instruments as you can for sharing. OK to bring snacks and beverages for your own consumption or sharing, but no alcohol. We have the hall at 1pm and we will be able to get started at about 1:15. There is a small parking lot, so most of the parking will be on the street. The Alameda has un-metered parking limited to two hours hours. Watch out for parking restrictions in the residential areas.

Info about the Center, from the www.deFrank.org website:

Mission Statement
Through collaboration and unity, the Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center strives to provide a diverse platform for our community to meet, learn, be challenged and grow.

The Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center strives to be the community's premier resource hub and a recognized leader in promoting health, strength, diversity and inclusiveness.

Other Stuff: The Center is only asking to "pass the hat" in order to use the space. I'll ask everyone to contribute $2. The money goes to the Center.  Through the Center's newsletter, members of the Center and members of the LGBT community will be invited to participate. (Please bring extra drums and instruments to share with our new LGBT friends.)

Concerned about going to a gay place?: No one is going to assume that you are gay or lesbian. Think of it this way: you don't have to be sick to go into a hospital; you don't have to be religious to enter a church; you don't have to buy anything when you go into a store; you don't have to be gay to go into the LGBT Center.


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  • Bill W.

    Sure was a lively meetup today with great vibes -- sound and personal. Thanks to all for your active participation. Great venue for reflecting musical sound. Patrick, welcome to the area and group. Thanks for your involvement and suggestions today.I had a great time!

    April 7, 2013

  • DjembeJohn

    We had some new faces along with some of our regulars. It was another good circle with a good group of drummers. Fun times. The center is a great space to be able to use when the weather is not good.

    April 6, 2013

  • Mary

    I was reflecting on the afternoon, and thinking about how nice it is to get together and play music, regardless of age, ethnicity or sexual orientation. The music is our common ground.

    1 · April 6, 2013

  • Bob M.

    We had a great time.

    April 6, 2013

  • Mary

    Very enjoyable...two and a half hours just flew by! Great group of people.

    April 6, 2013

  • DjembeJohn

    The entrance at the rear of the building is the easiest, especially if you are carrying equipment.

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    not feeling great...may show up for a while...

    April 6, 2013

  • Rachel

    She's sick

    April 6, 2013

  • Ai

    you know i am sorry to miss this! see ya' in Seattle!

    April 5, 2013

  • Keyes L.

    I am hiking Pinnacles that day.

    April 1, 2013

  • Sandy C

    Tendonitis in my left hand and wrist so I need to lay off drumming until it heals. Enjoy.

    March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a blast at the last DeFrank gathering. Looking forward to meeting again.

    March 10, 2013

  • Bill W.

    My first drum circle experience was at Drum Circle #1 at the DeFrank Center. I enjoyed it very much and became a member of this group a few days later. I recently secured a bongo drum set and look forward to participating in the forthcoming events for learning, experience, fun, and camaraderie.

    March 9, 2013

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