Oshkosh Rhythm Institute

Promoting wellness in our community through recreational music making.


Aug
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

Global Drum Prayer

Unite with us as One Global Family for what may become the world’s largest synchronized drum circle. Hundreds of locations will Unify and tune into a live prayer amplified from the heart of Burning Man. 

Indigenous Wisdom Keepers will be at the center of this prayer leading the drum circle and uniting the world into one heartbeat. 

This prayer is for purification of every heart, mind, and spirit on this planet. It is for the evolution of peace, harmony, and compassion for future generations.

Local time for the sychronized broadcast from BurningMan is 8:30pm. We will gather at 7pm and be treated to stories and songs led by some Native friends.  Also, Andy Mertens and friends will debut his song - Standing with Standing Rock. And, of course, some warm up community drumming.

Potluck snacks to share will be welcome.

Drums will be provided.

All ages and skill levels are welcome.

See www.globaldrumprayer.com for more info on the global event.

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May
20
5:30am 5:30am

Imagine City Park 2017

Imagine City Park
An Annual Celebration of Art and Play in Appleton's City Park
Sunrise to Sunset, Saturday, May 20th, 2017

5:30 Listening to the Dawn with Loren Dempster and the LU Deep Listening Club
6:30 Sunrise Yoga with Jessica Haessly
7:30 Meditation and Morning Writing with Joanna Dane
8:30 Donuts and Discussion with Ellen Koski and Peter Bartman
9:30 Sonic Boom Art and Sound Obstacle Course with Len Borruso and Heidi Dinkler
10:30 Kids Movement Circle with Margaret Paek
11:30 Noontime Pot Luck Lunch and Craft with Ami Hyde
12:30 Improvisational Music Parade with Tad Neuhaus
1:00 World Music Brass Band with Adam Friedman
1:30 Siesta Lullibies with Johnny B.
2:30 Singing and Strumming with Ian Moore
3:30 Adult Movement Circle with Margaret Paek
4:30 Gamelan with Dewa Ketut Alit Adnyana
5:30 Energy Ball Catch with alderman Gypsy Vered Meltzer: "The ultimate in play!"
6:30 Sunset Yoga with Jessica Haessly and music by Bonnie
7:30 Oshkosh Rhythm Institute Drum Circle with Robin Cardell

throughout the day events: 

Bicycle Decorating and Sidewalk Chalk Art with Andrew Dane and The Navigators
Post Card Painting with Lynn Schmitting
Poetry Writing with Meredith Mason
Peace Flag Making with Judy Culligan and Marianne Levin
Slime Makeshop and Playshop with Roseanna and Eleanora
Hanging Out in the Shade with the DeMuyncks

Sponsored by:

The Wisdom of Wombats
The 602 Club
Lawrence/City Park Neighborhood Association

The Oshkosh Rhythm Institute

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May
21
5:30am 5:30am

Imagine City Park

A celebration of ART & PLAY

Brought to us by our friends and neighbors at the 602 Club.

5:30A SUNRISE SOUNDSCAPE •
L DEMPSTER
6:30A AWAKENING YOGA •
J DANE
7:30A MEDITATION & MORNING
POETRY •
M MASON
8:30A DONUTS AND COFFEE
DISCUSSION CIRCLE •
P BARTMAN & J KNAPP
9:30A LOVE LETTER TO A TREE
WRITING & TREE DECORATING
J DANE
10:30A KIDS PLAY, CREATIVE
MOVEMENT FOR KIDS •
M PAEK
11:30A CREATIVE MOVEMENT AGES •
M PAEK
12:30P PICNIC MUSIC PARADE •
L DEMPSTER
1:30P HOOPING WORKSHOP •
A KRUEGER
2:00P JUGGLING WORKSHOP •
K. KRUGER
2:30P FLOW JAM •
A KRUEGER
3:30P SIESTA LULLABIES •
J BARUTH
4:30P ENERGY BALL CATCH •
G MELZTER
5:30P PUBLIC ART WORKSHOP & MUD
STENCILING WITH •
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7:00P IMPROVISATIONAL SUNSET
CONCERTO •
L DEMPSTER, M PAEK, FULL MOON
IMPROV BAND & THE OSHKOSH
RHYTHM INSTITIUTE

Community Drum Circle gathers around 7pm. 

There has been some talk of guerrilla drumming on College Ave. after...?...?

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May
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

20th Anniversary Celebration

Near as we can tell, we've been at this officially for 20 years now. Closest the archives indicate is that around this time of year 20 years ago the first commercial property was the home of community drumming in Oshkosh. So, we're gonna drum and dance and have some FUN with our community.  AND, YOUR INVITED!

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May
27
to Apr 13

BEGINNER HAND DRUM CLASS

BEGINNER HAND DRUM CLASS WEDNESDAYS!!!
We will begin offering basic hand drum classes at 6pm every Wednesday. We will continue these as long as they are well attended. $10 for the group session will last 45 minutes. We'll get a little break before drum circle starts at 7pm. We will cover topics that those in attendance need, including basic technique, basic practice patterns, drum maintenance, foundation rhythms that can be used to build on at drum circles, etc.. So bring your drum or use one of ours and come get a jump start on the Wednesday evening FUN at the Oshkosh Rhythm Institute.

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Zoolaween Boo Drum Circle
Oct
19
12:00pm12:00pm

Zoolaween Boo Drum Circle

This year the Oshkosh Parks Dept., in their infinite wisdom has ordered a Community Drum Circle for both days of Zoolaween Boo. This is a fundraiser for the Menominee Park Zoo and we are happy to be a part of it! Please come and enjoy the great fall season with us at the Zoo ----- BOOO!

You can see some more info about this awesome family event HERE!

And a flier to share HERE!

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Zoolaween Boo Drum Circle
Oct
18
12:00pm12:00pm

Zoolaween Boo Drum Circle

This year the Oshkosh Parks Dept., in their infinite wisdom has ordered a Community Drum Circle for both days of Zoolaween Boo. This is a fundraiser for the Menominee Park Zoo and we are happy to be a part of it! Please come and enjoy the great fall season with us at the Zoo ----- BOOO!

You can see some more info about this awesome family event HERE!

And a flier to share HERE!

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West African Drumming Workshop
Oct
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

West African Drumming Workshop

All skill levels welcome to attend playshop led by Joey Buhta.  Cost is $10-$20 sliding scale. Please contact us if you want the training but cannot afford it.  Drums can be provided. Learn traditional rhythms and improve your technique. Meet other folks interested in hand drumming. Please contact Joey at Jbbuhta@gmail.com

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 Fox Valley/Green Bay Pagan Pride Day Drum Circle
Oct
4
10:30am10:30am

Fox Valley/Green Bay Pagan Pride Day Drum Circle

Their Mission: To promote Paganism and build community through advocacy and education.
To this end, their aim is to bring Paganism into the mainstream culture by encouraging tolerance and acceptance.

2nd Annual FVGB Pagan Pride Day! We'll have lots of fun and learning planned for this year's event, and can't wait to see everyone there! To keep up on event schedules and activities, check out our website! As always, our event is free to attend and open to everyone! http://www.fvgbpaganpride.org/ppd-2014

OF COURSE THERE IS A DRUM CIRCLE! 

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West African Drumming Workshop
Sep
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

West African Drumming Workshop

All skill levels welcome to attend playshop led by Joey Buhta.  Cost is $8-$16 sliding scale. Please contact us if you want the training but cannot afford it.  Drums can be provided. Learn traditional rhythms and improve your technique. Meet other folks interested in hand drumming. Please contact Robin at robinc@oshkoshrhythm.com (920-379-2217) or Joey at Jbbuhta@gmail.com

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Jul
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Drum Circle Between the Bridges

The Community Drum Circle "Between the Bridges"!

Join us for a journey in rhythm on the banks of the Fox River. The UWO Alumni Welcome Center is sponsoring a Community Drum Circle around their fire pit (if rain, we'll be inside)! 

Below is a blurb about the new event known as:

Thursdays Between the Bridges

Join the Oshkosh Convention & Visitors Bureau and their partners on the Fox River for a night of food, fun and music each Thursday night this summer. Whether it’s a concert at the Leach Amphitheater as part of the Waterfest Concert Series or a “band on a boat” traveling up the Fox River making stops at each of our partner locations, Thursday nights will be filled activity on the Oshkosh River Walk (between the bridges).  Each week features discounts, prizes and an excuse to start your weekend a day early.

When: Every Thursday night from June 19 through August 28.

Where: UW Oshkosh Alumni Welcome and Conference Center, Mahoney’s Restaurant, Becket’s Restaurant, Ground Round at River’s Edge, The Brooklyn Grill, and the Leach Amphitheater. All located on the Fox River, the Oshkosh River Walk and the WIOUWASH State Trail.

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Diversity Picnic
Jun
1
12:00pm12:00pm

Diversity Picnic

 

The Oshkosh Race Unity Project seeks to strengthen and enhance the social fabric of the community of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and the Lake Winnebago region. Join the Oshkosh Rhythm Institute as we support them at the Annual Race Unity Social. 

The Ensemble will be performing and we'll be facilitating a Community Style Drum Circle!

Find more info here.

 

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ORI Ensemble Performance
May
31
5:45pm 5:45pm

ORI Ensemble Performance

We'll be kickin off our "RiverWalk Tour" at around 5:45pm at "The Power of Hip-Hop" Hip hop benefit concert to benefit the Boys and Girls Club at the Leach Amphitheater just before their event starts. Then we'll be working our way up the river-walk, playin and meeting folks and enjoying the river view. We'll end up at Becket's Restaurant Patio playing a little warm up for Sly Joe and the Smooth Operators at a little after 8pm.  We highly recommend both the food and the entertainment this Saturday @ Becket's!

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