Community Music Making at The 2018 NAMM Show

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Get energized to play music at The 2018 NAMM Show!

Community Music Making (CMM) programming begins on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 with the All-industry Drum Circle and continues on Sunday, Jan. 28 with the Community Music Making Forum and Ukulele Circle. View the CMM event schedule below.

Sound Bites from Past Events

“Drumming is not about filling up space with notes. It’s really about making space for other people’s creativity.” - Arthur Hull, Drum Circle facilitator

“To bring a new group of people into our world to share a love of [the ukulele] is truly special.” – Ukulenny, Uke Circle facilitator

“We can make music into life-long involvement. Build on school music experiences and use those as stepping stones.” - Roger Mantie, Arizona State University, on Community Music Making

Music-Making Circles: Facilitators

Ukulele Circle
Ukulenny, Kala Brand Music

All-Industry Drum Circle
Arthur Hull, Remo, Inc.

Complete Schedule for CMM Programming

DateEventTimeDescriptionLocation
Friday, Jan. 26All-industry Drum Circle5:45 pmDrum up enthusiasm for the music industry at NAMM’s annual All-industry Drum Circle, a can’t-miss NAMM Show rhythm celebration! Blow off some steam and get ideas for setting up fun, group-based Community Music Making experiences. Percussion instruments provided. Brought to you by NAMM in collaboration with Remo, Inc.Palm Garden, Outside of the Anaheim Convention Center
Sunday, Jan. 28Community Music Making Forum: Brunch and Learn10 amThe Community Music Making Brunch and Learn is the place to discover tips for hosting in-store music-making events and activities that will engage first-time and seasoned music-makers. Continental breakfast is provided. Presented by The NAMM Foundation.Anaheim Convention Center, NAMM Member Center
Sunday, Jan. 28Ukulele Circle1:30 pmAdd the uke to your musical repertoire! Unleash your “island spirit” at the annual ukulele circle, where you'll learn the basics of the instrument known as the jumping flea. No experience required, and we provide the ukes! Facilitated by Ukulenny. Presented by NAMM in collaboration with Kala Brand Music.Anaheim Convention Center, NAMM Member Center
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