DRUMMING UP HOPE
In an effort to further explore the healing effects of community drumming, the Lima Symphony Orchestra has created a drum circle program as an extension of Healing Through Music. Engaging in the drumming experience allows individuals to more easily connect with others, express themselves openly and release negative emotions. Participating in a community drumming experience reduces feelings of isolation and gives an opportunity to create something that’s both personal and collaborative. The percussion specialists of the LSO will lead this initiative, using their rich experiences in community drumming to serve those who will benefit the most. The drums necessary for the success of this program were generously donated by Lima Pallet Company, Radio Hospital and Mid-American Cleaning and will be used in a variety of environments by individuals spanning a multitude of ages. The LSO is sincerely grateful for such outstanding support as we continue to engage our community in unique and meaningful ways.