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Open drum circle. Seaside Oregon. The first Saturday of the month. 7:00 pm. We are in the Bob Chisholm Community Center if the weather is bad. If the Weather is good we head down to “the turnaround” where Broadway dead ends into the Pacific Ocean in downtown Seaside Oregon. Kick in a $10.00 donation to cover renting the venue.

What drum to buy?

Many visitors to the Whale Spirit Drum Circle feel moved by the energy of the circle. This sparks the question “what drum should I buy”? Well, we have ideas on this. We just added a set of drum purchase recomendations to the site. We talk about our unique climate on the Oregon Coast that make selecting a 12 inch synthetic Djembe the drum of choice for the North Coast.

Second drum circle a success

On April 6th 2019 the Whale spirit Drum Circle met for the second time. 25 drummers came to play togeter. Most were “locals”, but we did have a few out of towners join us. Many of the “whalers” were sporting new drums they purchased since the first meeting. We are thankful for all the support the North Coast Community is giving us on our new drum circle. Our next drum circle is on May 4th, 2019. We are not sure at this time if we will be in the Seaside Community Center or at the turnaround in “downtown” Seaside. The Bob Chisholm Center sounds wonderful with it’s arched ship like cealing and long house vibe. But if the weather is nice nothing beats the beach in Seaside Oregon for drumming.

April 6 2019 drum circle

Courtesy J. Moore – HIHWNMS/ NOAA Permit # 15240

Open drum circle. April 6, 2019. 7:00 pm at the Bob Chisholm Community Center in Seaside Oregon. 1225 Avenue ‘A’, Seaside. Kick in a $10.00 donation to cover renting the venue. The location is wonderful. The Community Center has undergone a remodel to look like a long house. The drums sound great in this space. The lighting is perfect. Our goal is to drum indoors when it is nasty outside, and when it is nice,  take advantage of our location where the Pacific Ocean licks the face of Northern Oregon and head to the beach. In April 2019 we think the weather will still be a bit cold so are shooting for an indoor event.

If you are trying to find the Community Center it is on Avenue A behind Safeway.

Whale Spirit Drum Circle drum charm

Everyone at the first gathering of the Whale Spirit Drum Circle received a drum charm. The charm is meant to keep the spirit of the drum circle in the drum in between gatherings of the Whale Spirit Drum Circle. Though a few people attached the charm their key rings to remind themselves to come to the next drum circle. (The Whale Spirit Drum Circle meets on the first Saturday of every month at 7:00 am at the Bob Chisholm Community Center in Seaside Oregon or at “The turnaround” where Broadway hits the Pacific Ocean in Seaside OR.)

First Whale Spirit Drum Circle a success!

The first gathering of the Whale Spirit Drum Circle in Seaside Oregon was a success. 20 people from all over the region came to this community drum circle held in the Bob Chisholm Community Center in Seaside Oregon on March 2, 2019. We had traditional djembes from Africa, modern drum circle djembes, elk hide frame drums, modern frame drums, a conga and even a bucket drum. Experience levels ranged from experienced musicians to first-timers. Over half the group met to “debrief” at the Seaside Brewery afterward. All said they would return. The Whale Spirit Drum Circle meets the first Saturday of the month at either the Bob Chisholm Community Center in Seaside Oregon or “at the turnaround” where Broadway ends at the Pacific Ocean in Seaside OR. The weather picks our location for us.