Sacred Heartbeat Drum Circle

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Countryside Church Unitarian Universalist

1025 North Smith Street · Palatine, IL

How to find us

Enter on the South Side of the building and we will be in Atherton Hall on the left side.

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We are a free-form community drum circle in a low key, loving, peaceful, welcoming environment.

NO DRUMMING EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY !!! If you have a heartbeat, you have rhythm!

The only prerequisite is to come and have fun and be one!

From Wikipedia on Drum Circle:

Community drum circles differ from facilitated or conducted drum circles in that the music is entirely improvised through a process of group interaction. There may be a facilitator or moderator who acts to shape the experience through discrete actions, such as helping to maintain a steady beat, helping those who need it, and generally managing the environment to see that everyone is able to participate fully. The participants make up the music as they go along, using their listening and playing skills to make musical connections and express themselves in any and all ways that feel right. Participation is voluntary and often includes drumming, singing or chanting, dancing, and listening. Community drum circles often attract both regular and drop-in participants of all ages and can take place just about anywhere. Community drum circles are the original and most popular form of improvised community drumming.

Please bring your drums, rattles, didgeridoo and other instruments to join in on the jam, if you don’t have your own we will have some limited hand percussion available to share. The is an adult drum circle but teenagers are welcome. Dancing and chanting are encouraged.

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We are also a member of the One Spirit Drum Circles Council of Northern Illinois.

Doors open at 6:45 pm for new drummers and experienced drummers who need setup time. There will be experienced drummers available to help new drummers before we officially start at 7:00 pm with any questions.

Starts: 7:00 pm (Please be on time when we begin. We ask that people arrive on time to avoid disruptions to the group.)

Break: 8:00 pm (After the set around 8 pm we will break for 10 minutes)

Ends: 9:00 pm (We will stop after the set ends if it runs slightly past 9 pm.)

If you have any questions, please email us by clicking on contact on the left side of the window.

Fee: Love donations at your discretion are gratefully accepted to support the group including our hosting church and other local charities.

Let the drumming begin!

Be sure to check out the other drum circles in the area.
Below are some great circles we are connected within the Chicagoland area.

Fox Valley Drum Tribe Jeff Niles Drum Circle @ Evolve