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Free drum class in African and Latin drumming -3/9/19

Beat Factor Music is offering a FREE drum class in African and Latin drumming on Tuesday 3 September, 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm, at Saltwater Community Centre, Point Cook as part of the Wyndham Learning Festival week.

Bookings essential

All drums supplied of BYO

The classes promote healthy living by having fun through drumming, as well as meeting and interacting with like minded residents in the Wyndham community.

Contact Rod – Ensemble Director – Beat Factor Drum Group

Mobile: 0411 028 077

Email: info@beatfactormusic.com

Into the groove – Part I

What a great way to spend Sunday afternoon laying some improvised grooves with the local drummers in Montreal, Canada, as part of my overseas trip in July. My new friend and I started this rhythmic pattern and everyone joined in and got into the drumming spirit. It’s amazing how much listening goes on when performing/improvising with a group for the first time. Everyone is locked in to their own rhythm and collectively it evolves as a whole ensemble with intricate rhythms and it sounds amazing. It might of course sound like a bunch of drum noise to the untrained ear. But when everything is clicking, it sounds fantastic and creates a real buzz amongst not only the drummers, but the listening audience as well.

  1. Video of my friend and I Laying down some grooves, whilst other follow.

 

2. Video of some audience enjoying the rhythm and getting into the spirit.

 

3. Big drum group jamming away.

 

 

4. Drum and dance troupe on the streets of Montreal.

 

5.Photos of the improvised drum performance.

Rockfest 2019 – 19 June

What a great day witnessing some great up and coming talent today as a guest judge for the Rockfest battle of the bands run by Cranbourne Music. Thanks Luc and Tim for giving young musicians an opportunity to perform on the big stage and your hard work in Rockfest. Thanks Rod – It was a pleasure to be part of this special event.

Upcoming Performances

Upcoming performances:

The Beat Factor Drum Group

will be performing on

Sunday December 2

Encore Events Centre, Derrimut Rd, Hoppers Crossing

4.00 pm to 8.00pm

as part of the AWAAZ Indian Drama Show.

presented by Samarpan Theatrical Arts

Tickets still available.

The show includes Indian drama, Bollywood dancing, vocal performances and our drumming group performing a mixture of indian and African rhythms.

Friday December 7

Red Arcade Event

4.30 to 6.30 pm

28 Watton St, Werribee

Saturday December 15

Beat Factor Music Concert

Special Invitation only

Celebrating all of our students work during the year in Drum-kit, guitar and bass.

Featuring Drum solo items

Rock Bands

Jazz.Funk Bands

African Drumming – Beat Factor Drum Group

Special guest performers

Presentations & Christmas Raffle Draw

Food & refreshments after the concert for all.

For more information on all the above performances.

Contact Rod – Beat Factor Music

0411 028 077

Email: info@beatfatormusic.com

 

Beat Factor Drum Group Performance

The Beat Factor Drum Group

will be performing on

Sunday December 2

Encore Events Centre, Derrimut Rd, Hoppers Crossing

4.00 pm to 8.00pm

as part of the AWAAZ Indian Drama Show.

presented by Samarpan Theatrical Arts

Tickets still available.

The show includes Indian drama, Bollywood dancing, vocal performances and our drumming group performing a mixture of indian and African rhythms.

Food and refreshments included.

Contact Rod – Ensemble Director 0411 028 077

Email: info@beatfactormusic.com for more information on details of the performances.

Beat Factor Drum Group – Term 4 Dates

Beat Factor Drum Group – Term 4 Dates

Anam, Praveen, Rod, Tejwant & Roger

TERM 4: 2018 BEATFACTOR DRUM GROUP SCHEDULE CLASSES:

SALTWATER COMMUNITY CENTRE

WK 1: Tuesday 9 October

WK 2:  Tuesday 16 October

WK 3: Tuesday 23 October

WK 4: Tuesday 30 October

NO CLASSES – 6 NOVEMBER – MELB CUP

WK 5: Tuesday 13 November

WK 6:  Tuesday 20 November

WK 7: Tuesday 27 November

WK 8: Tuesday 4 December

Two possible Performances in December:

December 1 or 2 ( to be confirmed)

December 15 – ( confirmed)

BEAT FATOR MUSIC CONCERT – SATURDAY 15 DECEMBER 

From 2.00/2.30 to 3.30 pm.

Solo Performances from music students, as well group performances from Junior and Senior Drum Ensembles, Rock & Jazz bands and special musical guests.

Refreshments and food afterwards.

Please mark the date in your diary as December is a busy time for everyone.
The group’s performance at this annual event would help celebrate the efforts and great talents from everyone in front of friends and families.
It’s a fantastic way to finish the year with interactive performances and with some good company before the summer holiday period.

Term 4 Dates

TERM 4: 2018 BEATFACTOR MUSIC SCHEDULE LESSONS:

WK 1: Monday 8 October to Friday 12 October

WK 2: Monday 15 October to Friday 19 October

WK 3: Monday 22 October to Friday 26 October

WK 4: Monday 29 October to Wednesday 31 October

TERM 4 MID-BREAK – 5 NOVEMBER TO 9 NOVEMBER

WK 5 – WK 9 (12 NOVEMBER TO 14 DECEMBER)

STUDENT MUSIC CONCERTSATURDAY DECEMBER 15TH