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We were originally the Alexandria Drummers, but have happily spread into the Fairfax area as well, sharing many Circles with our friends at the Fairfax Drum Circle! The purpose of this group is to promote health and wellness, community, creativity, and fun through music. If you are looking to have a great time and meet great people, this meetup is for you. Our sessions are very free-style, but we happily have several music teachers who regularly attend, so there is always a "lesson" at hand, and the rest is a rockin' free-style jam session. Come out and join us for a night of fun, community, and self expression. Music is a “universal language” that has been used for thousands of years as an avenue to healing. Research shows that music can be helpful in pain management, stress relief, mood improvement, and even brain stimulation and memory.

Drums have been used for centuries as a festive and ceremonial communication tool, and are considered the ‘instrument of the people”. All of life has an underlying rythmn that connects us to one another. Recalling the natural rythmns of our body, namely the beating heart. Drum circles help us connect with deeper rythmns and thus can help bring about optimal wellness.

Drum circles are a fun inclusive event in which participants make music together and share in a joy filled experience. The “feel good” chemicals that are released during such an experience can have a positive effect on your health. Participants may experience benefits similar to those of practicing yoga, aerobics, or meditation.

Upcoming events (5)

First Friday Drum Jam at Mosherosa

4616 Medford Dr

Welcome to first Friday Jams at Mosherosa, also known as Dolphin Dean’s. This an exclusively outdoor drum circle but we do have access to bathrooms. It is weather dependent but we’re generally not deterred by the cold as we have two mighty fire pits roaring. The event is BYOB and kid friendly. If you’d like to bring a snack to share, that’s cool too. Bring your drum or shaker if you wish, but we’ve got plenty, and let’s get down! Other instuments are welcome as well. Parking is plentiful and best between Dean’s place and the high school.

Friday Evening Drum Jam-FREE

Dana and Diane's

Hi drummers, You are invited to attend a drum circle at the home of our group members Dana and Diane. The session will begin around 7:30 and go until 10:30 or so (a little later if there are no complaints from neighbors). This will be an adult only session as light alcohol is welcomed (BYOB). There will be no fee for this session, so come on out, relax in a comfortable environment where you can kick your shoes off, make yourself at home, and drum until your spirit is happy. Hope to see you there! Feel free to bring your favorite snack to share with the group but it's not required.

First Friday Drum Jam at Mosherosa

4616 Medford Dr

Welcome to first Friday Jams at Mosherosa, also known as Dolphin Dean’s. This an exclusively outdoor drum circle but we do have access to bathrooms. It is weather dependent but we’re generally not deterred by the cold as we have two mighty fire pits roaring. The event is BYOB and kid friendly. If you’d like to bring a snack to share, that’s cool too. Bring your drum or shaker if you wish, but we’ve got plenty, and let’s get down! Other instuments are welcome as well. Parking is plentiful and best between Dean’s place and the high school.

Friday Evening Drum Jam-FREE

Dana and Diane's

Hi drummers, You are invited to attend a drum circle at the home of our group members Dana and Diane. The session will begin around 7:30 and go until 10:30 or so (a little later if there are no complaints from neighbors). This will be an adult only session as light alcohol is welcomed (BYOB). There will be no fee for this session, so come on out, relax in a comfortable environment where you can kick your shoes off, make yourself at home, and drum until your spirit is happy. Hope to see you there! Feel free to bring your favorite snack to share with the group but it's not required.

Past events (311)

Friday Evening Drum Jam-FREE

King Street Gardens Park

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