Happy New Year and Happy Birthday Drum Circle

  • January 3, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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It's the new year and your organizer's birthday. Let's drum and eat birthday cake. I'll supply the cake and also have water and some wine available. You can bring other beverages. Lots of free/open drumming with perhaps a few organized activities.

Chairs and stools available but if it's a big group, we may need extras. Driveway for handicapped or unloading only. Most parking will be on Eastwood Circle. 

OK to come as early as 6:30, in which case we can drink some wine and you can help me set up.

Your presence - YES.... your presents - NO.


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  • DjembeJohn

    We had a great time with 17 of us in attendance. We had some free drumming, some drumming activities, and some drumming to the melodic sounds of two "hand pans" played by Keyes. We took a break for wine, soft drinks, chips, crackers, cheese, and some sweets. Yumm. Thanks to all who attended and for all of the kindhearted birthday wishes.

    3 · January 3, 2014

    • Keyes L.

      I loved the cookies John. Hope you do that again sometime.

      January 11, 2014

  • graham c.

    john, Yes thats my pig can I pick it up next time, i will remind you.

    January 11, 2014

  • Denelle C.

    Thanks everyone for a really fun evening!

    January 4, 2014

  • Shannon

    Really a fun time!

    January 4, 2014

  • Bill W.

    Top notch! Keyes' discussion and demonstration of the Hang percussion instrument was interesting and well presented. The duet by Keyes and John Angel was extremely well done, well accepted, and most appreciated. The collective drumming with Hang accompaniment made for fun, great sounds and rhythmic beats. Let's do it again.

    1 · January 4, 2014

  • Keyes L.

    Had a great time with good people.

    January 4, 2014

    • Daniel S.

      Keyes, you can be confident in your excellence.

      2 · January 4, 2014

    • Keyes L.

      Thank you for your kindness Daniel.

      January 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it necessary to be an official member of this group and to rsvp before coming? Or is this an open event?
    ... also, are other instruments welcome and perhaps my hula hoop?

    January 3, 2014

    • DjembeJohn

      I prefer that attendees are members and that they RSVP if attending. Other percussion instruments are welcome. If not percussion, please check with the event host. Hula hoop??? That would be ok at an outdoor event, but not inside.

      1 · January 4, 2014

    • Keyes L.

      An out door event with colorful hulas? Sounds festive!

      January 4, 2014

  • Ai

    Great drumming way to bring in 2014 and celebrate your b-day, John! Fun group and it was great to see everyone! Thanks to Keyes for letting us play with your Hang Drums.....my dream instrument! HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL!

    2 · January 4, 2014

    • Keyes L.

      I agree, it was a great way to bring in the New Year. I will bring my other handpan and perhaps yet another next time. Maybe a gong or two if there is room.

      1 · January 4, 2014

  • Keyes L.

    All the folks were great to play with. Big bonus that they were patient with me as well. Great people. Hope to see them all again.

    January 3, 2014

  • Fern F.

    Hi, I was so sure I would be able to make your Birthday party; to my sorrow, my car has decided to ask me for extra attention before going for another ride to another town, and will not take any other answer... I hope the evenings festivities are fun filled and joyous drum sounds surround you and your home and your guests and your pets! Happy Birthday, Happy New year and happy happiness's to you, and many more!

    January 3, 2014

  • gayle

    Too tired...sorry to say...from trip to Death Valley. Happy B Day John, maybe I will sneak in late if I regain energy. :)

    January 3, 2014

  • JenK

    Well I guess I'll head home and miss our birthday drum celebration cuz no one wants my cooties. =( Happy New Year All and Happy Birthday John and Patricia! Yippee! Make lots of noise for me.

    January 3, 2014

  • JenK

    I am actually totally sick and voiceless as of today but i will throw my drum into my car anyway and be hopeful.

    January 2, 2014

    • Denelle C.

      Happy Birthday John. ---Glad your giving wise advise! I always feel better if I don't push myself when I am sick, and I feel good about not spreading my sickness on others when ill. ... with that said hope you feel better soon JenK , and look forward to meeting you when you are feeling better!

      January 3, 2014

    • JenK

      Am I being asked to stay home?

      January 3, 2014

  • JenK

    I have my drum and I am about to head that way unless everyone is totally opposed. =( Was just stopping to pick up adult beverages.

    January 3, 2014

  • Sandy C

    I'm feeling something coming on and I think it would be better if I stayed home and didn't infect others. Enjoy the evening. Happy birthday John. Have a great night drumming.

    January 3, 2014

  • Denelle C.

    looking forward to this.. I might not get there till 7:30 depending on traffic... we will see!

    November 19, 2013

    • Denelle C.

      I'll be able to make it on time after all!

      January 3, 2014

  • Dom

    Folks, unfortunately I've got fever. Next week I'm in Europe till end of January. Hope there will be a session in February. Have fun tonight...

    January 3, 2014

  • Kathryn L.

    Hi John, Happy Birthday as well as Happy New Year! I have an ongoing commitment to facilitate another drum circle on the first Friday of the month, so making the last few circles of this meetup has been hard. I know you'll be making lots of joyful noise, and join you in spirit at least.

    January 3, 2014

    • DjembeJohn

      Thanks Kathryn... we'll drum with you at some future events.

      January 3, 2014

  • Patricia Sanchez D.

    I am also a January birthday! Capricorns rule!

    1 · January 2, 2014

  • JenK

    Hey... it's almost my birthday too!

    1 · January 1, 2014

  • Keyes L.

    It will be great to get in rhythm again.

    November 27, 2013

  • gayle

    This looks like a great way to start off the new year!

    November 21, 2013

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