What we're about

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We meet and have drum circles at various locations in the SF Bay Area - mostly in the South Bay and Peninsula - that are not on a fixed schedule. Meetup.com will let you know via email when new events are planned and announced. We do everything in person, so if you don't live in the SF Bay Area, your request to join may be denied. Due to Covid-19,  we are limited to outdoor locations only. Our circles are mostly free form with possibly some light facilitation and opportunities to learn new rhythms. We don't do meditation or other rituals. We are all about having fun.

All experience levels welcome. If you are a beginner, you will learn by listening, watching, and asking questions. Most of the drumming that we do, does not require training. We usually have extra percussion instruments to use if you don’t have your own. Some locations may be difficult or impossible for mobility impaired people.

Creating your meetup.com account and joining this group is free. You will only be asked to occasionally contribute a dollar to help with the meetup.com fee assessed to the organizer.

NOTICE: All new members will be REQUIRED to supply a picture that shows their face, centered and without a mask or sunglasses, in their profile for this group. A low resolution blurry picture or a full body picture where your face is tiny is not acceptable. Also unacceptable is a picture where your face is off-center and cropped when it shows up in the list of members. This is so we can learn names of our fellow members and so I can more easily manage who attends events. (When you join a group, the picture that is used for the group is the same one that is in your top level meetup.com profile. After joining, the picture in other groups and in your top level meetup.com profile can be different. Unfortunately, you have to use the meetup.com website, not the app, to change a profile picture for a group. Here is a link to instructions - https://help.meetup.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002878591-Changing-or-removing-a-profile-photo )

Upcoming events (2)

Full Moon Drum Circle, July 2022 SBP

Needs a location

Everyone loves a full moon, right? So join us for another, at Sunnyvale Baylands Park, where we will have a clear view of the horizon to see the moon creep above the hills to the east.

Normally they collect a fee for parking but NOT after 3pm. (Bring money just in case.) Park rules prohibit dogs. Restrooms nearby.

Enter the main gate, turn right at the T, go to the end of the parking lot. Park in the last set of stalls and walk towards the grassy area past the picnic area. This is the best place to see the moonrise. Check the map on this page for the exact location. It's a big park but you should be able to find us if you follow these instructions. There are two benches that we can use but you might want to bring a chair.

Sunset at 8:29. Moonrise at 9:07 (or a little later due to the hills). The park closes a half hour after sunset, but I usually there is no one on location to chase us out.

Our normal routine of open drumming jams with some light facilitation will be followed.

Downtown Drum Circle

Needs a location

This drum circle will be in downtown San Jose at the park called Plaza de Cesar Chavez. This park is in the median of market Street just across from the Hilton Hotel. Street parking should be free on Sunday and restrooms are available. The early start time is so it will be easier to find a place to park.

Past events (472)

Full Moon Drum Circle and Campfire - June 2022

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