Open to any age, any ability. No experience needed.
This friendly drumming group draws adults from all ages and all walks of life. We meet Wednesdays 10-11.30am at Stamps Venue at The Postcard Inn, 134 Huddersfield Rd, Holmfirth, HD9 3AS
To keep the group running it costs £3 to drum and 50p for coffee & biscuits. Anybody who comes with a person/group that they support or care for, just pay for coffee.
What happens during a session?
We provide a variety of percussion instruments ranging from bass drums and bells to create a carnival Samba Band. We help you choose some instruments that are just right for your needs. We encourage everybody to stand during the sessions but you can sit if you need to and sessions are accessible for wheelchair users.
We will play a variety of rhythmic pieces together, using different rhythms layered over each other, forming a drum orchestra. We also do games with the instruments to build on confidence and listening skills. In the interval people can have a chat and a coffee.
Photos below of us opening the
2018 Holmfirth Arts Festival!
Venue and Accessibility
We use the "Stamps" room which is located at the rear of The Postcard Inn. Some parking is available but please contact us first. Additional parking is next door at the Coop which has a small charge.
The venue entrance has a no steps and has a small ridge which should be fine for most wheelchairs. There are unisex toilets but no specific accessible toilets so only suitable for those who can transfer without needing grab rails.
The drumming can be loud so if you do not enjoy loud noises then this is probably not the group for you. You could consider purchasing ear defenders from your local DIY store for under £5.