The BeatBrigade is an interactive drumming group operating through HandReach, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the poorest children in the developing world overcome severe debilitating trauma injuries. The BeatBrigade engages in therapeutic drumming that promotes community and benefits survivors of burn and trauma injuries. Outstanding BeatBrigadiers are invited to tour locally and abroad to drum with people of all kinds!

** Everyone is welcome to join and participate in the BeatBrigade

** Little or no drumming skill is required prior to joining -- professional music facilitators weekly teach BeatBrigadiers basic as well as advanced drum technique.

** Along with drumming together, trauma experts regularly give presentations at drum rehearsals to improve the team's clinical skills for working with trauma survivors.

** The BeatBrigade uses hand drums and a wide variety of percussion instruments, occasionally with string or wind instruments thrown in for fun!

** The BeatBrigade relies on every BeatBrigadier to operate effectively together. There's a certain charm in numbers, and the power to advance is in everyone's hands.

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  • September 13, 2014 · 10:00 AM

    Drumming at Shriners "Walk for Love" and barbecue!

    2 BeatBrigadiers

    We need BeatBrigadiers to come drum at Springfield Shriners Hospital as part of their annual walkathon on Saturday, Sept. 13th. Barbecue lunch included! Let us know if... Learn more
  • May 17, 2014 · 9:30 AM

    Healing Hands: A Daylong Intensive

    6 BeatBrigadiers

    On Saturday, May 17, 2014, HandReach will host "Healing Hands," a daylong intensive workshop for trauma survivors and therapists from a variety of holistic healing... Learn more
  • January 7, 2014 · 7:00 PM

    Handreach Beatbrigade Meetup!

    2 BeatBrigadiers

    Bring your drum! We will also have some extras available! Tell your friends!The more, the merrier! Our group drums for the joy of it and to raise our own level of... Learn more
  • December 3, 2013 · 7:00 PM

    Handreach Beatbrigade Meetup!

    2 BeatBrigadiers

    Bring your drum! We will also have some extras available! Tell your friends!The more, the merrier! Our group drums for the joy of it and to raise our own level of... Learn more
  • November 5, 2013 · 7:00 PM

    Handreach Beatbrigade Meetup!

    2 BeatBrigadiers

    Bring your drum! We will also have some extras available! Tell your friends!The more, the merrier! Our group drums for the joy of it and to raise our own level of... Learn more
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