The ‘Happy Drummers’ are a group of young adults with intellectual and physical disabilities, who are all committed to drumming. They use all kinds of drums, percussion instruments, and even everyday items, drumming with their hands, sticks, and mallets. Rehearsals are held weekly at the INPUNCTO workshops run by Lebenshilfe Dresden e. V. The emphasis is not so much on authentic style when interpreting the pieces (which are a mix of rhythmic arrangements and improvisation); it’s all about the grooving!
Led by Holger Schanze, a percussion teacher at the HSKD, the co-operative project run by the Heinrich Schütz Konservatorium Dresden and Lebenshilfe Dresden e. V. has been enriching the music college’s offerings since 2003.
Ensemble conductor: Holger Schanze
Contact: via the student office (0351) 8 28 26-45 or -46
Rehearsal venue: at the Inpuncto workshops run by the Lebenshilfe Dresden e. V.