Symphony’s drum circle recognized

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Central Ohio Symphony Executive Director Warren Hyer (center in white) leads a group of community members and leaders in a drum circle exercise Wednesday at the Delaware County District Library in Delaware. Hyer’s drumming program works with juveniles in drug, alcohol or behavior cases from Delaware Juvenile Court.

On Wednesday evening, community members and leaders gathered at the Delaware County District Library in Delaware for a drum circle and discussion about opioids.

The meeting was held to commemorate Central Ohio Symphony Executive Director Warren Hyer’s therapeutic drumming program with the Delaware County Juvenile Court. The program is featured in the book “Not Far from Me: Stories of Opioids and Ohio.”

The book, co-edited by Berkeley Franz and Dan Skinner, tells a variety of true stories about the opioid epidemic throughout the state. Hyer’s drumming program for young people with alcohol, drug or behavior problems is the focus of one chapter, written by Hyer himself.

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