Kessekes African Drumming Workshop

Kesseke Yeo drumming and story workshop will be held at our usual time at Britannia (7:30pm, Dec. 10th). If you own a hand drum, you are incourages to bring it down. And if you play a horn, you are still HIGHLY encouraged to come. The basic plan is:

  1. Kesseke tells us the story of the djembe
  2. Kesseke couple basic West Afica drum patterns and breaks
  3. We all pick up our horn’s(if you’re a horn play) and work one of Kesseke’s beats on to one of our pieces: possible tunes are Afro Blue, Scrachy Poco, Swayze the Cat

Kesseke’s link, with bio and videos:
Warmly, Tim Sars

Workshop with Brad Muirhead, Monday January 23d

Hello every one, I’m very excited to remind every body of our first guest workshop facilatator of the year, Brad Muirhead. While he will be bringing his own agenda, a couple tunes to have prepared for him are:

1. Bella Ciao, Millipede, Yeep!, Elsa’s Strut

2. New tunes! Cascade (please practice), and Drummer Girlz

3. Revisit: 6135, Work Song, Yarrr… tiz a waltz


ps- please check out my new video, and pass it along. I’m longing for internet fame;)

Community Support

James Griffiths, OAOS president and Alex McKechnie. Britannia musical director 
photo by Dave (devo) Faber 
The Board of Directors of the Open Air Orchestra Society, on behalf of The Carnival Band,  authorized a donation to Britannia Secondary High School Band Program.
The donation will help with the travel costs of taking the senior band to Cuba.