Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Drum for charity at Hands-On Music

Saturday, May 9 at 12 p.m. — BRANDON — Be part of something big! Hands-On Music, 27 Center Street in Brandon, holds its second annual “Drumstrong Vermont,” a 5-hour “drum-a-thon” to raise funds and awareness in the fight to beat cancer. “Drumstrong Vermont” will be held on Saturday, May 9 from 12-5 p.m.

Each year in May, “Drumstrong” events raise awareness and funds for cancer organizations globally through family friendly rhythm gatherings. The main event in North Carolina is a weekend festival where this year the drumming goes for 12 straight hours. A past event is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest continuous rhythm drum-a-thon ever held (30 hours). The event here in Vermont is a bit more modest but every bit as energetic and committed.

Host and facilitator Rob Zollman said, “During last year’s event, we raised over $700 which was distributed to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. This year, we’re going for an extra hour, adding a charity, and plan to reach our goal of $1000.”

No experience is necessary. Drum for as little or as much time as you’d like, but they need to have at least three people drumming at all times. Instruments will be provided, or bring your own percussion instrument (drums, shakers, woodblocks, bells, frying pans, etc.).

Ways to donate: sponsor a drummer; make an outright donation; or participate in the silent auction.

For more info, contact drummerrob@WholeMusicLearning.com or 802-345-1714.
Or, visit www.drumstrong.org.

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