King's students get into the rhythm with weekly drumming circle
March 14, 2016
By Moe Kablawi, Intern, Communications & Media Relations
Every Wednesday for the month of March students at King’s are encouraged to drop in to the Joanne and Peter Kenny Theatre before the lunch hour to share the power of rhythmic drumming. King’s has been working in collaboration with Participation House to introduce “Drumming Circle” to campus.
The Participation House Support Services believes that every individual can contribute to their community in a valued and meaningful way if given the proper support and encouragement. The non-profit organization provides assistance to people with physical and/or developmental disabilities. The objective is to create an inclusive community.
The “Drumming Circle” is facilitated by Sheila Horrell. Horrell has been drumming for 25 years, and now conducts workshops and drumming circles all over Southwestern Ontario. The joy and relaxation associated with making music has led to her success. Students at King’s can take the opportunity to de-stress and relax in these workshops by making their own rhythm.
Students are encouraged to bring their own drums, but drums will be provided. All levels of drummers and beginners are welcome to join in on the fun! There is no cost to attend the drop-in events. The sessions run from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. beginning on March 2 and running every Wednesday until March 30.