Saturday Morning Drumming (Weekly)

Venue: Lonny Wilsoncroft Community Centre, Stepping Lane, Derby, DE1 1GL

Please arrive at 11am and help yourself to a cuppa! We like to start prompt at 11:15am

Intermediate: 11:15am to 12:15pm

Cost: £4 full, £3 concessions

Intermediate drummers and band members can stay for both sessions at the band-leaders discretion. Cost for both sessions: £6 full, £5 concessions

No instruments required, they will be provided!

Open to established Calidoscopio members. Those attending the beginners classes will be invited to join in these sessions by the band-leader when you’re ready. Ideally you will already know our standard repertoire on at least one, if not a few different instruments (Samba Reggae, Ijexa, Maculele, Congo, Funky T, and a 6/8 groove).

Tres Cidade - Group photo

Samba Tres Cidades – A regional project featuring members of Derby’s “Calidoscopio”, Stoke-on-Trent’s “Art Brasil” and “Nottingham School of Samba”

There will be opportunities to perform and take part in projects and workshops with guest tutors, though these are all optional! There’s no pressure if you just want to have fun drumming on a saturday.

During these sessions we will:

  • Work on grooves that we have played, but never gigged. We’ll get them so we are confident to play them at gigs
  • Learn new material
  • Rehearse sets for gigs as and when they come up
  • Practice playing faster and for longer!
  • Try out leading the band (blowing the whistle and playing calls)


Talk to Emma to find out about joining the group, booking a workshop or a performance:

Mobile: 07599 597249