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Drum Brothers Retreat in Montana

I am posting this on behalf of  Matthew Marsolek of the Drum Brothers. Please contact Matthew with regards to this event. Contact information is listed below. 

This coming August 16 – 18, Drum Brothers will be presenting the Montana Outdoor Rhythm Retreat at Montanagua Sanctuary near Kila, Montana. For over a decade, this unique outdoor camp has attracted drummers and students of all ages and abilities from around the Northwest and Canada. The event runs Friday evening through Sunday afternoon and includes an outdoor kitchen with gourmet summertime cuisine, classes for all ability levels, evening drum circles under the stars, and the option of building a West African Ashiko drum. Everyone is welcome and no previous musical or drumming experience is necessary. Families are encouraged to inquire about discounts. For more information and to register, visit, or call[masked]-8109.

“If you have a heart beat, you have rhythm!”

The Montana Outdoor Rhythm Retreat
At Montanagua Sanctuary
Near Kila, Montana

We invite you to join Drum Brothers and friends for a weekend filled with rhythm, fun, and heart-felt community. Drums were made to be played outside, our bodies to dance on the earth, our voices to lift song to the sky. Whether you're just beginning to explore the drum or already a seasoned player, join us as we camp together and celebrate through music this season of heat and beauty.

Our rhythm village will be set up in an aspen encircled meadow on 80 private acres bordered by the Flathead National Forest. Our camp will have all the necessary amenities, including a fully equipped outdoor kitchen. Chef Darry Stearns will be joining us again to provide gourmet summertime cuisine. Directions to Montanagua Sanctuary, 20 miles west of Kalispell, and details about camping requirements will be sent when you register.

Our time together will be filled with morning song circles, West African hand-drumming classes for all levels, drum-making, and evening celebrations (get ready to drum, dance, and sing). We'll also have afternoon free time to relax, hike, and connect with friends. Drum-makers will be building a 12"x 24" Ashiko drum. This dynamic and powerful hand drum is ideal for playing a variety of world rhythms. Extra drums will be available for new drummers.

We will begin our circle with an evening meal at 6:30pm on Friday, August 16th. The retreat will continue until 3pm Sunday, August 18th. We encourage you to register early to insure your place. Call[masked] or email [masked] with any questions. We've had a lot of great events over the years, and the outdoor retreat continues to be one of our favorites. There is something special about community music-making on the land and under the summer sun!
We hope to have you with us this August.

Cost: Prices range from $225 for rhythm exploration to $395 for drum building.

Special Offer! If you bring a friend along with you to their first Drum Brothers Retreat, you'll receive 10% off on your registration fee! Just mention their name under the "comments" section of your web order and when they register, we'll give you the discount! One discount per person.

Deposit option: To secure your place, pay a deposit of $75. The remainder will be due when the retreat begins. Or just pay the full amount. Look at the available options below. Click here to register! Would you prefer to mail in your registration? Here's a Printable Registration Form

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  • Deborah B.

    I would LOVE to attend another time. I will be at the DCF training with Cameron Tummel that weekend.

    August 10, 2013

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