Do you ever feel like the stars have aligned? We sure do. Seems like every day another great person becomes part of our Blue Skies family.
One example of this type of thumbs-up from the universe is the involvement of David Boardman with our camp. We found David through Camp Twin Lakes our Atlanta host camp.
From the first “thump”, Camp Blue Skies was in love with his get-ya-dancing-in-your-seat-even-in-cold-rainy-weather-drumming program. With a blend of humor, games, drums and simple instructions,David transformed each group from a bunch of people to musicians creating beautiful music and rhythms.
Not too bad for an hour lesson.
A second example of star alignment is HE’S COMING to our North Carolina camp this October! Takes a special person to sign on for the 292 mile one way drive in order to bring drumming to camp. We are also super excited for a second program by “Drummer Dave” making it’s Camp Blue Skies debut this October. (Sorry, you’ll have to wait for camp for details!)
So who is the man behind the magic? Here are his stats:
David Boardman holds a degree in Music Education from Florida State University and is an active percussionist, teacher, conductor and composer. He is percussion instructor at Morgan County Middle School and directs handbells at Madison (GA) Presbyterian Church. David has performed with the Savannah, Macon and Augusta symphony orchestras, and with his own percussion ensemble at the 1996 Olympics, 1982 World’s Fair and on commercial and public television.
“Drummer Dave” also facilitates wellness drumming at Camp Twin Lakes near Atlanta, Georgia. Camp Twin Lakes offers year-round recreational, therapeutic, and educational programs for children and adults facing serious illnesses and other physical, emotional and life challenges. www.camptwinlakes.org
Needless to say, we hope the stars will keep aligning for many years to come and we can’t wait to see what special tricks David has for us this October.
Keep on drumming!
Liz- Camp Blue Skies Program Director