All-ages drumming event in Brookings July 13

By The Curry Coastal Pilot July 05, 2013 10:21 pm

Stagelights Musical Arts Community presents the second annual “Day of Drums,” a four-hour percussion workshop for all ages in Brookings on Saturday, July 13.

The event, sponsored by Lucky 7 Casino, features professional percussion teachers, a drum-making project, barbecue lunch and a drum circle.

“It was so much fun the first time, we’re doing it again,” said organizer Scott Graves.

Pre-registration is a must for the event,  which filled up quickly last year. The deadline to register is Wednesday, July 10.

Space is limited to the first 60 people and registration forms may be picked up at the Curry Coastal Pilot, 507 Chetco Ave., and the Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder St., in Brookings. Forms can also be downloaded from Stagelights Facebook page and its website at

The event, led by professional percussionists Mombo Hernandez and Michael Penny, is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Harris Beach Rest Area (off Highway 101 across from Harris Beach State Park). Check-in time is 9:45 a.m.

Participants will learn about Latin and Native American hand drums, play a variety of percussion instruments, and make an African-based drum called a shakere. The event will culminate with a barbecue hot dog lunch and a group drum circle.

Successful fundraising has allowed Stagelights to reduce the cost of the workshop to $10, which covers instruction, drum-making materials and lunch (courtesy of the Harbor Grocery Outlet.)

For more information, call Scott Graves at 541-469-3123 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Stagelights Musical Arts Community is a Brookings-based nonprofit organization dedicated to music outreach and education in the community. More information is available at