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BlueJam Street Beats

BlueJam Street Beats is our second popular community drumming band, this time with melody too! We come in all ages, with a friendly family feel.

Tuesdays: 5.30pm – 7pm (£5)

BlueJam Street Beats has around 25 players enrolled currently and we have space for new melody members and we have a waiting list for drummers. The group is mostly adults, but all ages are really welcome. BlueJam Street Beats, unlike our BJamba performance band, is suitable for beginner drummers of any level of experience or confidence.

We are very friendly and do actually do quite complicated patterns but there are always easy options and the main thing is to enjoy it and if you play a different rhythm from someone else it doesn’t matter!

We play with muted drums so no need for earplugs unless you want to.

Some people join in order to move on to BJamba, but you are welcome to stay with BlueJam Street Beats as long as you wish.

Thank you to Penrith Lottery and Cumbria County Council for helping us to purchase new drums and drumming equipment to use with BlueJam Street Beats and in our Drumming Workshops for schools and community groups.

Members: For drumming patterns and melody parts in Concert, Bb and Eb, go to our shared Google Drive folder.

Here are some excerpts from our sessions…

Giving a samba/folk fusion feel with this improvised piece
One Four Five from one of our first sessions
We worked out our own patterns to this tune of Jilly’s – Muevete.