Our Mission Week of Giving is at the same time as the Arts Alive Camp which is our church's version of Vacation Bible School. There is art, music and of course Bible lessons.
Last year, the Jr. High youth saw the younger kids learning African drumming. They asked why they didn't get to do that. I didn't realize they would want to, so I didn't ask.
I asked this year.
Yesterday we ended the day with drumming and dancing. The youth didn't realize we'd be dancing.
It was so much fun.
I love African drumming/music. I feel it deep within. Like it's in my core. Like we all came from a place where drumming and music wasn't taught, it was known.
I cannot drum.
I played the flute in marching band, pep band and concert band.
I can march to the beat of any drum.
Today we just had drumming lessons. It was a different director and he took care to give us clear instructions. We actually sounded good today. Yesterday we were just loud.
We will not drum tomorrow. We will watch a group drum instead. I think it will be most impressive.