SWPS owned many percussion instruments and a dance floor that we made available for teachers and facilitators of drum workshops and rhythm events in schools, at community events, and in health and wellness settings. These resources, which gave thousands of people their first and often pivotal experiences with drumming, the power of rhythm, and the thrill of group music making, were stolen in October 2020.
A generous contributor recently donated dozens of drums, but they are more fragile than the previous inventory. We are deciding when and how to share them with the public aside from our monthly First Thursday Drum Circles and the World Rhythm Festival.
We have yet to replace our dance floor.