Southeast Percussion Ensemble, Cape Parks and Rec Hosting Community ‘Drum Circle’

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Southeast Missouri State University’s Percussion Ensemble in collaboration with the City of Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation are hosting three evenings of community drumming, a unique hands-on event for the whole family.

“Drum Circle” will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 4, 11 and 18 in the Kenneth and Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center, Room 120. These events are open to the public ages 12 and older. Admission is free, and registration is encouraged at www.cityofcape.org/recreation.

“Drum Circle” is an opportunity for people of all levels of musical expertise across the community to come together and share their rhythmical spirit, said Dr. Shane Mizicko, professor of music and director of percussion at Southeast.

“This is a noisy and fun event for anyone who loves music and percussion,” Mizicko said. “We’ll celebrate the power of our community through rhythm and music. Everyone who comes will have something to offer the circle.”

No percussion or drumming experience is necessary to participate. Hand drums will be provided; however, participants are also invited to bring their own instruments.

The Drum Circle will be led by Mizicko, Dr. Christopher Wilson, adjunct instructor of percussion at Southeast, and members of the Southeast Percussion Ensemble.

For more information, contact Shane Mizicko at smizicko@semo.edu.