Sunday, May 14, 2017

May 20, 2017 10:00AM-5:00PM Philly Drum Project Member Retreat

Anyone who sees the value of a Percussive Collective in Philadelphia - and sees themselves playing a role in that collective - is welcome and encouraged to join us on Saturday, May 20th, from 10am-5pm. (Location TBD)

This Saturday, Philly Drum Project members (and future members) will gather to reimagine what a community-focused Percussive Collective will look like here in Philadelphia. This is not just your average PDP drum event; we need you to join us on May 20th to set a new direction for the organization, vote on our democratically-elected leadership, and learn from some presenters on drums and community. We've already secured some great presenters for this event, including Philly jazz favorite and Temple University faculty member Byron Landham, Modern Drummer Editor Mike Dawson, Drum Like A Lady founder LaTreice Branson, members of Prometheus Chamber Orchestra, and Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance director, Peter Frank. Lunch will be included as well as coffee and snacks.

Philly Drum Project presents:
PDP Member Retreat: Building Community Through Drums
Saturday, May 20th, 10AM-5PM
Location: Philly Drum Project Member Retreat: Building Community Through Drumming
Saturday, May 20th, 9:30AM Registration, 10AM-5PM
West Catholic Preparatory High School, in the Music House
To get to West Catholic Music House: Enter via the parking lot on 46th St., just north of Chestnut. Look for the courtyard on the parking lot side and look for signs for the Music House.

RSVP Here to let us know you're coming.

Will you run for Leadership? Will you vote on Leadership?
One of the goals of this Saturday's Member Retreat is to elect a Steering Committee for the organization. This committee will serve as the elected leaders, to manage funds, ratify bylaws, make decisions on initiatives, manage committees, etc. The Steering Committee will meet roughly once every two months in person, and have contact via email in between meetings. To serve on the Steering Committee, you need to be a dues-paying member, agree to the values of the organization, and have a desire to help build the collective. Is that you? On Saturday, all members will have an opportunity to run for a seat on the Steering Committee. All members will also have the opportunity to vote on members of the committee. Don't miss this great opportunity! Come join us on Saturday.

Over the past 5 years, Philly Drum Project has helped bring people together around drums in Philly, amassed a member base of around 1,000 individuals including 100 dues-paying members, offered free, high-quality drum programming to over 50 students in the city, brought a high-caliber drum festival to Philadelphia, and much more. As Philly Drum Project enters its 6th year of helping drummers in Philadelphia share resources, we will gather our most active members of the past, present, and future, to lay out a plan for the next 5 years of Philly Drum Project. It's time to harness the talents, energies, and passions of our most active members to come together over a full day of guest speakers, workshops, and planning sessions, to kick-start a new, member-run era of Philly Drum Project.

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