Pound out the sound, create sense of community with drum circle

A drum circle is music’s ultimate all-inclusive event.

No lengthy training is needed to sit in. No one can mess it up by playing the wrong note. The more different sounds and tones that are made, the stronger the circle becomes.

All it takes is a willingness to follow the rhythm and pound out a tune, organizer Julia Childs-Helton said.

“As most people will tell you, they pulled out the pots and pans at least once as a child to bang on them,” she said. “Because we’re born human, we’re born as artists, musicians and dancers. It’s a basic human way to express oneself.”

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