Drumming in the Street - National Night Out

  • August 6, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Imagine a street (in this case a cul-de-sac) blocked off to traffic and reserved for a block party type of event - anchored by a drum circle..... our drum circle. Residents of the neighborhood have been  invited to attend to meet their neighbors, have a snack, and listen to the music that we produce in our drum circle ..... and they will be welcome to join in.

It's all part of "National Night Out" and the following text is from their press release at http://www.natw.org/resources/press-release/

The National Association of Town Watch (NATW) has announced that the “29th Annual National Night Out (NNO) program will culminate on Tuesday, August 6, 2013.

National Night Out, a year-long community building campaign, is designed to: (1) Heighten crime prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most cities and towns celebrate National Night Out with a variety of special citywide and neighborhood events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals, visits from local officials and law enforcement, safety fairs, and youth events.

The city of Santa Clara is supporting NNO and there is no cost. I have the permit for the street closure. I have asked residents to bring a dessert or beverage to share. Our drum circle group will supply the instruments to play.

So, if an evening of drumming on a well lit street as part of a neighborhood block party sounds interesting, please RSVP so we will have a good strong group. 20 or more would be fantastic.

Handicap access is easy. Dogs allowed. Restrooms available in my house. Extra drums and percussion instruments are usually available but not guaranteed.

Please note that this is a Tuesday evening. Any participating drummers who want to come early to avoid traffic are welcome to join me for drumming and a barbecue dinner, in my back yard starting at 4pm. This will be announced as a separate event. At 6:45 we'll set up the drum circle in the street. We'll finish by 9:30 or 10:00pm.

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  • Ai

    Had a fabulous time. Fun to meet so many new folks who love drumming....thanks you john once again, this would not be so organized and consistant without You!

    August 10, 2013

  • DjembeJohn

    Despite having 11 no shows and a few last minute valid cancellations, the 22 of use who attended had a great time. The drumming was awesome and included several different styles. People and kids from the neighborhood wandered by to talk and listen. Some joined in the circle. We had a table on the sidewalk with cookies, cupcakes, lemonade, tea, and water. What could have made it better???? More drummers! I plan on doing this next year too. Thanks to all who helped setting up the circle and putting things away.

    August 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you John for organizing this fun event!

      August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had fun and met some interesting people!

    August 10, 2013

  • DjembeJohn

    In case you missed this one, we will probably do it again next year.

    August 9, 2013

  • Rory A.

    I didn't get lost leaving and found a fast way to return.

    August 9, 2013

  • Strata R C.

    Great energy, good drumming.

    August 7, 2013

  • Sandi

    Need to cancel at the last minute...sorry

    August 6, 2013

  • Sandy C

    Sorry for canceling. My neighborhood is having a gathering so I am going to stay close to home instead and grab a bite at home.

    August 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have drum. Will Travel.

    August 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    this would be great!

    August 5, 2013

  • Mary

    Sorry to miss out -- Tuesdays are work days and belly dance nights. :)) Have fun; hope to catch you next time!

    August 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like fun! I hate to miss it, but I'll be far far away on Aug. 6

    July 22, 2013

  • Robert N.

    I hope to bring a guest, looking forward to it :)

    July 14, 2013

  • BEENA

    Sounds like an excellent idea!

    May 24, 2013

  • Cheryl R.

    Sounds fun!

    May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Love drum circles, 70% chance I can attend

    May 7, 2013

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