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SPARTA WISCONSIN – June 26, 2015 – Justin Trails Resort, a family-friendly haven for outdoor fun, today announced that it will host Drums for Peace: A Community Drum Circle facilitated by Jeff Cozy on Saturday July 11th. Now in its sixth year, the outdoor drum circle celebrates the connections between listening, playing, improvisation and co-creating music.
All ages from beginners to experienced players join in.
“Don and I have fun hosting the Drums for Peace: Community Drum Circle. It’s fun! We join right in and play drums and shakers, “said Donna Justin, Owner at Justin Trails Resort. “I enjoy watching little kids and adults playing the big drum. Some of those adults really have rhythm!” said Don Justin, Owner at Justin Trails Resort.
An organic buffet dinner for $10 will be served from 5 – 7:00 pm. Following dinner will be the outdoor drum circle from 7 – 9:00 pm. A bonfire at 9:00 pm with guitar playing and flutes will round out the evening. Bring lawn chairs and your own drum. Some drums and shakers will be provided. Cost to participate in the drum circle is $10 Adults, Kids $5 and 12 & under free.
“Being outdoors, drumming, creating music together feels really good,” said Jeff Cozy, Drums for Peace Facilitator. “People of all ages from beginners to experienced players join our drum circle where we share rhythm and form a collective voice as we drum together and have fun.”
About Justin Trails Resort:
In 1985, Innkeepers Don & Donna Justin needed a way to stay on the Justin Farm (2014 marked 100 years for the Justin Farm) and make a living so they created 16k (10 mi) of xc ski trails and opened a B&B. Since 1986 they have welcomed guests with a passion for the outdoors. The resort is known for being family-friendly and pro-pet with lodging, wedding barn, hiking trails and disc golf on a private, secluded, quiet park-like property. Justin Trails Resort is a destination for weddings, events and outdoor recreation www.justintrails.com Onsite lodging is available for 22+ in a 1920 farmhouse B&B, log cabins and tent camping. Justin Trails Resort is pet-friendly. Pets may join you outdoors and stay with you in your cabin or suite. Our land is organic and attracts a plethora of wildlife, native plants and birds.
About Jeff Cozy
The determining criteria for a drum circle is that the music is improvised and co-created by the participants Jeff Cozy (the facilitator) helps to maintain a steady beat, helping those who need it, and generally managing the environment to see that everyone is able to participate fully. The participants make up the music as they go along, using their listening and playing skills to make musical connections and express themselves in any and all ways that feel right. Cues, which often mirror the movements of an orchestral conductor, are directed at the participants, who respond to the facilitator. This creates a leader/follower dynamic between the facilitator and participants. Actions such as rolling (rumbling), starting, stopping, raising/lowering the volume, accents, and when to play/not play are often given by the facilitator. In 2009 we had our first drum circle at Justin Trails Resort. **
*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, December 2014
**Source: Drums for Peace www.drumsforpeace.net