One Rhythm Drumming Kick-Off

High School Leadership Program
One Rhythm Drumming Around the World Kick-off flyer
Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm

One Rhythm
Drumming Around the World

Leadership Program for High School Youth  

November 1st Kick-Off
Community Cultural Center (50 Chapman Pl)
5:00pm to 7:30pm

Join East Hartford Youth Services staff & Dennis Cotton of Power of the Drum for a fun evening of activities, prizes, dinner and a Drum Circle.  

**Youth can earn community service hours for participating.**

Registration can be done online HERE or by contacting Jen King at (860)291-7183 or 


Drumming Around the World is a unique and fun program is designed to do three things:

  • Teach high school students about drum styles & rhythms from around the world.
  • Learn "real life" skills that will help them run drum circles for younger youth in East Hartford and in every day life.
  • Give high school students a chance to mentor younger youth through a variety of cross-age mentoring opportunities.

This program will engage high school students in positive self-development by increasing their self-awareness, improving their ability to communicate effectively, and encouraging exploration of their leadership potential.

As part of this ongoing, year long program, students will participate in a variety of trainings, be part of group meeting with adult mentors, and work with a professional musician.

All of these learning opportunities will build skills needed for high school students to lead drumming circles for younger students and/or students in Special Education programs. Students will also have opportunities to be a part of a variety of community based service opportunities.

                  More reasons to be a part of Drumming Around the World:

  • Earn community service hours!
  • Help design group "gear" (t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc).
  • Get a great addition to college and employment applications.
  • Learn to build drums!
  • Gain real life leadership skills.
  • Have FUN!

Funded by AT&T Grant.