Why Drumming?

It’s fun and novel, engaging and invigorating diverse populations. The cooperative and inclusive nature of a drum circle promotes a sense of connectedness and well being, while promoting the importance of listening and participating. It’s not new; for thousands of years, drumming has been used for community building, celebration, and self-expression. It is a universal language, transcending all boundaries: personal, organizational or cultural. Accessible to all ages, no music experience is
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Students beat drums to combat bullying

By Mary Richards October 15th, 2012 @ 12:26pm BOUNTIFUL — Students at a Bountiful elementary school took to drums Monday morning in an effort to combat bullying in schools. In the gym at Tolman Elementary, dozens of children pounded away on drums in a circle led by an instructor in the middle. Special education teacher Emily Wischerath said it was great to see her kindergarten through second-grade students smiling and getting into the drumming from the "No Bully Drum Bus Tour"
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Percussion for compassion: Students beat drums to beat back bullying

Percussion for compassion: Students beat drums to beat back bullying By Mary Richards, Deseret News Published: Monday, Oct. 15 2012 10:43 a.m. MDT   Students at Tolman Elementary School are learning about emotions and bullies through the help of drums. BOUNTIFUL — Students at Tolman Elementary School are learning about emotions and bullies through the help of drums. In the school's gym Monday morning, dozens of children formed a circle
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Declaration By Utah Governor

Whereas, we have a responsibility to safeguard our children and to strengthen our communities by drawing attention to the serious issues confronting children every day; and Whereas, bullying is an increasingly significant problem for our children, taking many forms, including physical violence, verbal abuse, and online attacks; and Whereas, up to 50% of children experience bullying during their school years and at least 10% suffer from bullying on a regular basis; and Whereas, bullying interferes
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