Circle of Fifths

Ozaukee Talent Pop-Up Drum Circle 6.18.22 6-7 pm Lime Kiln Park, Grafton WI

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Bring something to sit on, beverage, and percussion instrument of any kind only if you have one.  If not, something will be provided.

Notes for Drum Circle Attendees

6.18.22 Lime Kiln Park 6-7 pm created by Drum Circle Facilitator Angie Mack

Contact:  angie@ozaukeetalent.com

I am going to spend no more than 5-10 minutes explaining the vision for this drum circle which is scheduled to end at 7:00.  

Once we get started, I may pause and occasionally ask some guided questions for whoever wants to share.  I might ask things like:

  • What is your relationship with drumming? (It’s OK to say, “I am brand new at this”.)  
  • Why are you here?  Is it for personal growth such as to experience the physical, mental, spiritual or social benefits of drumming?  Is it because you are concerned about modern day events and need a place to come together with others?  Are you here to support me?  Are you unsure of why you are here?
  • What is your current authentic mood?  Embarrassed?  Proud?  Crabby?  Thankful?  Spiritual?  Stressed?  Drumming helps us to be mindful or “in the moment”.  

In brief, I have been an arts leader in Ozaukee County for about 26 years.  I am deeply concerned about the stress that modern day events have had on people and families.  I am not here with any type of political or religious affiliation.  I am here because I know, through experience, that music has two special qualities:  It heals.  And it brings people together.

Music is a universal language.  It’s all inclusive.  Making a beat is something that anyone can do.  It goes back to the very beginnings of human civilization.  Archaeologist Sergei Bibikov said that the first instruments were made out of mammoth bones   https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000049687

This gathering has zero to do with musical ability or prowess.  It is about experimenting with your instrument to bring sounds that contribute to the sound of the group.  It is about getting back to the very roots and basics of what it means to coexist with other people.  Occasionally I might gesture with my arm so that we can find a steady beat together.  Or I might gesture to play a little quieter or a little louder.  My job as the drum circle facilitator is to conduct musical and interpersonal unity.

I have always been fascinated by circles.   In fact, music is based on a scientific or mathematical law called the Circle of Fifths.  In addition, some of you may or may not know that some of the earliest and foundational songs in American history were etched into circles of wax about one block north of Lime Kiln Park.  

Circle of Fifths

I often joke that I don’t like parades because they are “too linear”.  I conduct many of my music and arts classes in circles.  I feel comfortable in circles.  At the center of today’s drum circle, I see love and respect.  `I see love and respect for you because you have a journey that is different than mine.  I hope that you can have love and respect for me because I have had a different journey than you.  As human beings, we should cheer each other on to be their best selves.  

I don’t see a lot of that in our modern day culture.  Have we really evolved as human beings if we are committing increasingly worse atrocities against one another?  

Guiding Rules

  • No talking during the session.  The goal is to listen to each other, to nature and to ourselves.  
  • Watch me for cues to get on the same beat, to get quieter or louder.  Otherwise, know that you sound great.  
  • Be comfortable.  Mostly with yourself.  Come and go as you need to.  If you need to phone or text, please step outside of the circle temporarily.  
  • Feel free to try different instruments.  Put yours in the middle of the circle and try something different for awhile.  
  • I might pause to take photos, audio or video for social media.

$10 suggested donation.  Cash. Venmo. Paypal. Etc…

REGISTRATION LINK FOR TODAY AND FUTURE DRUM CIRCLES

Any Questions?  Otherwise, there will be more opportunities to share once we get going.

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One lesson. One song. One event at a time. Ozaukee Talent is a training and networking facility for people of all ages wanting to advance in the arts. Ozaukee Talent was founded by longtime arts leader Angie Mack in 2016. Ozaukee Talent provides private music and acting lessons, contracted event marketing, contracted arts project management, consulting, arts public speaking and performing, hosts musical events, workshops and classes in the arts. Contact: Ozaukee Talent 1701 11th Ave. Grafton WI 53024 angie@ozaukeetalent.com 262.309.4112 Follow @ozaukeetalent on Instagram and Facebook. Tax deductible donations for Ozaukee Talent through Create Wisconsin, Inc. Venmo: @ozaukeetalent PayPal: angie@ozaukeetalent.com
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For Immediate Release: Ozaukee Talent Pop-Up Drum Circles

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2022

Angie Mack

Ozaukee Talent

262.309.4112

angie@ozaukeetalent.com

Ozaukee Talent Sponsored Community Pop-Up Drum Circles

Regaining a Sense of Community throughout Various Locations This Summer

[Grafton, WI]: Ozaukee Talent today announced Ozaukee Talent Sponsored Community Pop-Up Drum Circles, a new program. Pop-Up Drum Circles invite people of all ages to play music in a group setting.  No experience or instrument is required.   Pop-Up Drum Circles will be held in various locations throughout Wisconsin including parks, schools, businesses and events.  This community activity offers a new way for people to come together through music after being disjointed due to Covid-19.

“Covid-19 did a number on community relations.  It is my desire to bring healing through the tools of collaboration combined with music,” says Angie Mack, founder at Ozaukee Talent. “I have been working as an arts leader in Ozaukee County for close to 25 years and see this as a much needed solution to the stress that we have acquired over the past two years.  This is a family-friendly activity that encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to participate.”

Features and benefits of Ozaukee Talent Sponsored Community Pop-Up Drum Circles include:

  • A regained sense of community after living with restrictions due to Covid-19
  • Health benefits of drumming such as cardio exercise, stress release and improved immunity
  • Promotional opportunity for events and organizations wanting to boost attendance

Ozaukee Talent Sponsored Community Pop-Up Drum Circles will kick off starting Friday May 13 at 2pm at the baaree in Thiensville for the opening of their live venue season.  For other pop-up drum circle dates and times, visit ozaukeetalent.com to register.  Interested schools, businesses, event planners  and organizations can contact angie@ozaukeetalent.com 

About Ozaukee Talent: Ozaukee Talent was founded by longtime arts leader Angie Mack of Grafton in 2016.  One of the main goals was to connect creative people with businesses and organizations for mutual benefit.  Ozaukee Talent provides a large umbrella of music and performing arts services such as on-site programming, event marketing, arts project management and consultation as well as individual music and acting lessons.  The arts play a vital role in the well-being of any culture and Ozaukee Talent is positioned to help facilitate that.

Visit ozaukeetalent.com for more information.  Angie Mack’s personal portfolio of work can be found at angiemackcreative.com.

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One lesson. One song. One event at a time. Ozaukee Talent is a training and networking facility for people of all ages wanting to advance in the arts. Ozaukee Talent was founded by longtime arts leader Angie Mack in 2016. Ozaukee Talent provides private music and acting lessons, contracted event marketing, contracted arts project management, consulting, arts public speaking and performing, hosts musical events, workshops and classes in the arts. Contact: Ozaukee Talent 1701 11th Ave. Grafton WI 53024 angie@ozaukeetalent.com 262.309.4112 Follow @ozaukeetalent on Instagram and Facebook. Tax deductible donations for Ozaukee Talent through Create Wisconsin, Inc. Venmo: @ozaukeetalent PayPal: angie@ozaukeetalent.com
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The Best of Ozaukee Talent at Cornerstone Bank June 23

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For Immediate Release

(Grafton, WI) Ozaukee Talent is hosting a “Best of Ozaukee Talent at Cornerstone Bank” concert series this summer. The first concert of live music will be held on Sunday June 23 between 2 and 5 in the afternoon.

Local artists featured at this first concert will be David Partrick (acoustic folk singer/songwriter), Elizabeth Shih (pop vocalist), Franklin (indie band) and Lizzy Saler (R&B vocalist).

The music is free and will be held outdoors under the green pavilion across from Culvers in Grafton. Many tourists will be in the area with it being both Strawberry Festival and Giro d’ Grafton weekend.

Ozaukee Talent is proud to be a part of providing free cultural activities for the general public. The next concerts in the series will be held on August 18 and September 22 between 2 and 5.

Musicians wanting to be considered for future events and press can contact angie@ozaukeetalent.com The concert series will be held at 2090 Wisconsin Ave. in Grafton. Please allow extra time for parking.

Local Talent.  Global Connections.

Ozaukee Talent is a training and networking business for people of all ages wanting to advance in the arts. The Ozaukee Talent Headquarters and Music Lab are located in Grafton, WI.  Ozaukee Talent provides private music and acting lessons, hosts musical events, workshops and classes in the arts. 

See Event on Ozaukee Talent Facebook Page

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words!  Follow Ozaukee Talent on Instagram to see samples of work!

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One lesson. One song. One event at a time. Ozaukee Talent is a training and networking facility for people of all ages wanting to advance in the arts. Ozaukee Talent was founded by longtime arts leader Angie Mack in 2016. Ozaukee Talent provides private music and acting lessons, contracted event marketing, contracted arts project management, consulting, arts public speaking and performing, hosts musical events, workshops and classes in the arts. Contact: Ozaukee Talent 1701 11th Ave. Grafton WI 53024 angie@ozaukeetalent.com 262.309.4112 Follow @ozaukeetalent on Instagram and Facebook. Tax deductible donations for Ozaukee Talent through Create Wisconsin, Inc. Venmo: @ozaukeetalent PayPal: angie@ozaukeetalent.com
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Ozaukee Talent Presents Holiday Music Showcase December 10 from 4 to 6 pm

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One lesson. One song. One event at a time. Ozaukee Talent is a training and networking facility for people of all ages wanting to advance in the arts. Ozaukee Talent was founded by longtime arts leader Angie Mack in 2016. Ozaukee Talent provides private music and acting lessons, contracted event marketing, contracted arts project management, consulting, arts public speaking and performing, hosts musical events, workshops and classes in the arts. Contact: Ozaukee Talent 1701 11th Ave. Grafton WI 53024 angie@ozaukeetalent.com 262.309.4112 Follow @ozaukeetalent on Instagram and Facebook. Tax deductible donations for Ozaukee Talent through Create Wisconsin, Inc. Venmo: @ozaukeetalent PayPal: angie@ozaukeetalent.com
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North Shore Academy of the Arts Presents Disney’s The Lion King Jr. at the Cedarburg Performing Arts Center

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CEDARBURG, WI  The North Shore Academy of the Arts will be presenting Disney’s The Lion King Jr. at the Cedarburg Performing Arts Center January 12-13, 2018.

Lessons from Musicals The Lion King

Disney’s The Lion King is produced by Angie Mack Reilly of Ozaukee Talent and directed by Heather Oechsner of Living Word High School.

The production is comprised of over 50 youth actors ranging from 2nd to 9th grade.

School and other groups wishing to attend the production should make their reservations now!

SEE Lion King Field Trip PDF

Matinees will be on Friday January 12th at 9:30 am and 12:30 pm.  Tickets are just $5 each.  Groups should email angie@ozaukeetalent.com with the number of people they would like to attend.

Public Performances will be on

Friday January 12th at 7:00 pm and

Saturday January 13th at 1:00 pm.

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Contact the Cedarburg Performing Arts Center Box Office for details.  The phone number is 262.376.6161.  You will most likely have to leave a message.

NSAA is currently securing sponsors and vendors for the event.

Lion King Sponsorship Package as of August 18

The North Shore Academy of the Arts has been serving families in Ozaukee County for about 20 years now.  NSAA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Individual tax-deductible donations can be made HERE     Please indicate in the MEMO that the gift is for Disney’s The Lion King

All donors and vendors will be publicly acknowledged.  Contact angie@ozaukeetalent.com with any questions.

Lion King Broadway Scene

SIGN UP FOR UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS, music and art lessons, yoga and dance classes and more!

VIEW THE NSAA WINTER/SPRING 2017-18 Program Guide Here 

 

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One lesson. One song. One event at a time. Ozaukee Talent is a training and networking facility for people of all ages wanting to advance in the arts. Ozaukee Talent was founded by longtime arts leader Angie Mack in 2016. Ozaukee Talent provides private music and acting lessons, contracted event marketing, contracted arts project management, consulting, arts public speaking and performing, hosts musical events, workshops and classes in the arts. Contact: Ozaukee Talent 1701 11th Ave. Grafton WI 53024 angie@ozaukeetalent.com 262.309.4112 Follow @ozaukeetalent on Instagram and Facebook. Tax deductible donations for Ozaukee Talent through Create Wisconsin, Inc. Venmo: @ozaukeetalent PayPal: angie@ozaukeetalent.com
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Ozaukee Talent Brings On New Events Coordinator and Music Instructor

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11/27/16

Ozaukee Talent is pleased to announce the addition of Joshua Mack who will be taking on the role of Music Events Coordinator as well as Music Instructor in 2017.

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Joshua will serve as the liaison between the growing network of musicians in Wisconsin. In addition, he will be teaching his passion, which is drumming, along with piano and guitar.  Joshua’s musical skills are highly versatile and well respected.  He has solid management experience and skills which will be a great asset to Ozaukee Talent.

Joshua was raised in a “musical family” who placed great emphasis on musical exploration and learning.  His vast exposure to many musical genres throughout his entire life has shaped him into the musician that he is today.  Joshua understands the value of learning to love music as a child.   Joshua has been drumming for others, primarily area churches, since he was 9 years old. He has also drummed for a variety of local bands and is very familiar with the local music scene.  Joshua is passionate about networking with other musicians and can be emailed at jsmack412@gmail.com 

Ozaukee Talent is now registering for the Winter/Spring semester which will run from January to April.  Those interested in private piano lessons, voice lessons, drum lessons, guitar lessons, public speaking and acting, songwriting and more should email Ozaukee Talent founder Angie Mack Reilly at angie@ozaukeetalent.com

Ozaukee Talent is located in ROOM 309-B on the 3rd floor of the North Shore Academy of the Arts Building (attached to the Grafton Library) at 1111 Broad Street.

Joshua with his family at Bristol Renaissance Faire

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One lesson. One song. One event at a time. Ozaukee Talent is a training and networking facility for people of all ages wanting to advance in the arts. Ozaukee Talent was founded by longtime arts leader Angie Mack in 2016. Ozaukee Talent provides private music and acting lessons, contracted event marketing, contracted arts project management, consulting, arts public speaking and performing, hosts musical events, workshops and classes in the arts. Contact: Ozaukee Talent 1701 11th Ave. Grafton WI 53024 angie@ozaukeetalent.com 262.309.4112 Follow @ozaukeetalent on Instagram and Facebook. Tax deductible donations for Ozaukee Talent through Create Wisconsin, Inc. Venmo: @ozaukeetalent PayPal: angie@ozaukeetalent.com
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