About Rhythm! Discovery Day

This all-ages event is full of fun, hands-on, interactive drumming and rhythm workshops, and will end with a GIANT drum circle! And you’ll have a chance to pay a visit to the Exhibit Hall where you will see hundreds of percussion instruments of all kinds. No musical experience required.

Registration Cost

Rhythm! Discovery Day is FREE for all attendees.

*Please note, all children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

When & Where

Rhythm! Discovery Day will take place on Saturday, November 16 from 12:30pm – 5pm at the Indiana Convention Center, Room 209.


All registered Rhythm! Discovery Day attendees will have included access to the PASIC Expo Hall on Saturday, which is open from 9am – 5pm on Saturday, November 16.


Saturday, November 16, 2019

12:30 – 1:20pm: Middle Eastern Rhythmic Fun with Vocalizations Dennis Maberry

Presenting an easy and fun method of learning Middle Eastern rhythms. Master drummer Babatunde Olatunji used to say “If you say it you can play it”. This workshop will use rhythmic vocalizations which breaks things down and makes the complex seem easy. Please join us for the fun.

1:30 – 2:20pm: “Instant Ensemble,” Percussion Games
Kim Brower

Participants will be given the opportunity to participate in fun, interactive percussion games while creating “Instant Ensembles!” Appropriate for all ages / abilities – Recommended for music educators (materials included).

2:30 – 3:20pm: Marimbas – Let’s Have a Melodic Conversation Brandon Cruz

Let’s have a conversation! – Using intuitive communication techniques, learn how to “talk” to others musically through the marimba. Whether you’re one-on-one or with a group, express yourself and have fun! All ages, levels, and abilities are welcome!

4:00 – 5:00pm: Closing Drum Circle – Serpentine Lobby

After Rhythm! Discovery Day

Closing Night Concert
Saturday, November 16 @ 5:30PM
Sagamore Ballroom

$20 General Admission