On Sunday, June 10th, drum enthusiasts participated in a drum circle on the front porch of the Amphitheatre. Led by certified Drumbeat Facilitator Amber Hall, and her students from The Youth Academy, a wonderful evening was enjoyed by the enthusiastic crowd of sixty. The project was a collaboration between Compassionate St. Augustine and Friends of St Augustine Amphitheatre (FOSAA) who provided the funds to purchase the drums.
Amber explains, “Drumbeat engages my students and lifts their self-confidence. It gives them opportunities to develop and practice social skills such as problem-solving, active listening, empathy, and tolerance through playing music with others.” Compassionate St Augustine and FOSAA are hoping for a repeat performance later in the year.