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Drum Journeys of Earth will hold a Halloween Parade planning meeting on Saturday, September 25, 10:00am to 11:30am at Rhythm Hall, 2nd Floor, Bldg. 5, Howe Center, 1 Scale Ave, Rutland. Drum Journeys of Earth and its students are widely known for leading the Rutland Halloween Parade as the Drumming Skeletons. FACE MASKS REQUIRED!
To join us in the fun, you don’t need any prior experience. If you can walk, you can be part of this parade. For those with special skills, we specifically need carpenters, lighting pros, seamstresses, artists and more. For the special “floor show” this year, we need jugglers, magicians, rollerbladers/skaters, stilt walkers, firebreathers, unicyclists, puppeteers and more. If you have a special talent, join our planning meeting.
For more info, contact Gary at GaryMeitrott@vermontel.net
Percussionists - 1st Rehearsal
FACE MASKS REQUIRED!
Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 11:00 A.M.
Immediately following the Informational Meeting
Rehearsals will depend on your group/clan (dancer, gymnast, drummer, puppeteer). Stay tuned for more details!
Final Pre-Parade Dress Rehearsal--REQUIRED FOR ALL
Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. (RAIN DATE: Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 1:00 P.M.)
Cobra Gymnastics and Dance (parking lot)
56 Howe Street, Rutland VT 05701
Halloween Parade Performance
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Drum Journeys of Earth, Howe Center, Building 5, Rutland VT 05701
As you plan your participation, please note that safety protocols may dictate some changes from how we have done things in the past. This is likely to be especially true for makeup application and gathering indoors prior to the parade. We will roll with the punches and adapt as needed. Thank you in advance for your flexibility and understanding.
THINK POSITIVE, SKELLIES!!! We're gonna shake our bones again! Please let me know if there are any questions and if I don't have the answer, I will find out or get you to the right person!
Free Drumming Workshop -- Limited to 12 Participants
Enhanced communication skills can result not only in an improved social life, but also better job opportunities in the future. From job interviews to the actual professional world, communication skills are very crucial, and being proficient in English means being able to communicate clearly and effectively.
During this challenging time, we are taking safety seriously. Classroom and instruments will be sanitized after each use. Limited number of students per class so that everyone can social distance. All are required to wear a mask.
Drum Journeys of Earth has been offering ethnic drumming and hand percussion to the Rutland, Vermont area for more than 15 years. Styles include West African, Latin, Brazilian, Middle Eastern, Native America, Irish, Frame Drum,
and Rhythm-Rubbish-Rush (American trash and body percussion).
Gary Meitrott, founder of Drum Journeys of Earth, became interested in percussion more than 20 years ago. He has studied with some of the masters, including Babatunde Olatunji, the Godfather of West African Music; YaYa Diallo, Laje Cumara, John Amira, Don Knaak. A former Broadway actor, Gary is also the artistic director and co-founder of Shakespeare On Main Street. He has been passionately immersed in Shakespeare’s work for many decades.
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Rhythm Hall, Bldg 5, 2nd Floor,Howe Center, 1 Scale Ave, Rutland, Vermont 05701, United States