DRUMMING UP HOPE
Drumming Up Hope, an extension of the Healing Through Music program, explores the healing effects of community drumming. Engaging in the drumming experience allows individuals to connect more easily 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. Now in its fourth year, Drumming Up Hope has worked with groups at such venues as SAFY (Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth) and inmates at the Allen/Oakwood Correctional Institute. The drums necessary for the success of this program were generously donated by Lima Pallet Company, Radio
Hospital and Mid-American Cleaning. The LSO is sincerely grateful for such outstanding support as we continue to engage our community in unique and meaningful ways.