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Drumming with the Hickory Music Factory

Drumming with the Hickory Music Factory

Published: July 10, 2018

From blood pumping through our veins to ocean surf pounding on the shore, percussion is a constant in the world. It underpins our lives with rhythm and regularity and provides a familiar, if muted, consistency to everything we do. Perhaps that’s why drumming offers such an appealing, primal urge for the young and the old alike.

This month, the Library is thrilled to welcome the Hickory Music Factory to our Summer Learning series. The organization fosters creativity through music and especially seeks to empower young people through various types of music experience and education.

The Library is a fortunate recipient of HMF’s community outreach efforts and is pleased to welcome the group to each branch. At each appearance, HMF will set up a drum circle, where children can learn how to create beats and make rhythms and then share them with others. Not only does this exercise build teamwork and collaboration, but it also helps children understand how a drum functions and how various percussion instruments lend different tones and effects to musical endeavors.

If you’d like for your child to participate in one of these rhythm-keeping, music-making sessions, we’d love to have him or her join us! Having prior experience with an instrument or knowing how to read music are not pre-requisites. Just come out, sit in, and have fun!

Here's a complete schedule of performances: 

  • Saturday, July 14 at 1pm – St. Stephens Branch
  • Tuesday, July 17 at 1pm – Southwest Branch
  • Thursday, July 19 at 11am – Maiden Branch
  • Thursday, July 19 at 1pm – Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch
  • Wednesday, July 25 at 10am – Main Library in Newton
  • Wednesday, July 25 at noon – Conover Branch
  • Wednesday, July 25 at 2pm – Claremont Branch