Q: When and where is the drum circle occuring?

A: 4/26/14, 12:30 PM @ Byrd Stadium, University of Maryland, College Park

Q: Do I have to be a student, faculty or staff of UMD to participate? 

A: Of course not. This is a community event.

Q: Can I bring my own hand drum?

A: Yes. In fact, if you have more than one, bring a friend to play too.

Q: What if I don't have a hand drum?

A: If you don't own a hand drum, we'll do our best to find one for you. When you register, choose the ticket option "Group of 10+" or "Individual." These ticketing options will let us know that you need a drum.

Q: What is a hand drum? 

A: A hand drum is defined as a type of drum that is played with the bare hand. Hand drum types may include, but are not limited to:

  • Djembe
  • Doumbek (also sometimes spelled dumbek)
  • Bongo
  • Conga
  • Ashiko
  • Frame Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Cajon

 Q: Are you accepting donations?

 A: Yes. We glady appreciate the following in-kind donations:

  • Hand Drums
  • Bottled Water
  • Dry Snacks

Q: What are you doing with the donated hand drums? 

A: After the event, the Maryland Center for Health Equity will donate 100% of the hand drums to local school and community music programs.

Q: Who holds the current Guinness World Record?

A: The largest hand drum ensemble consisted of 1,331 participants playing dolu drums at an event organized by SiliconAndhra (USA) at LB Stadium in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India on May 6, 2012.

Q: What is Maryland Day?

A: Maryland Day is a time when the University of Maryland, College Park opens its doors to over 100,000 people. With demonstrations, exhibits, workshops, performances, petting zoos, and much more, Maryland Day provides something for everyone!

Q: What if I have more questions?

A: Contact Shawnta Jackson at sjack1@umd.edu.