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Guitar Center Spotlights Nation’s Best Drummers in Drum-Off Competition

Guitar Center’s Drum-Off launches its twenty-eighth annual search for the top undiscovered drummer. Developed to inspire and support drummers in the pursuit of their musical aspirations, the program provides drummers with an incentive to work on their craft, connect with…

Modern Drummer
Aug 17, 2016

Backbeats - Woodstick Groove 2016

 This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the September 2016 issue, which is available here. Backbeats Woodstick Groove 2016 This past April, Groove Music for Youth and the Emerald Queen Casino held their annual nonprofit drumming…

Modern Drummer
Jul 29, 2016

Asheville Rhythm Presents Percussion Festival

Asheville Rhythm’s fifth annual Asheville Percussion Festival will take place June 17 through 19, 2016 at the Odyssey Community School, 90 Zillicoa Street, Asheville, NC. This year’s festival will feature teaching artists from around the globe, including NYC-based drummer and…

Modern Drummer
May 10, 2016

DrumsForCures Presents Tenth Anniversary DrumStrong Event

For ten years DrumsForCures has provided survivorship fortification, access to solid health resources, sparked wonderful memories, and facilitated the sharing of heart through engaging interactive DrumStrong rhythm events. On May 21 at Misty Meadows Farm, 455 Providence Rd S, Weddington,…

Modern Drummer
May 1, 2016

Sabian Education Network Hosts Los Angeles Event at Musicians Institute

On April 12, 2016, the Sabian Education Network hosted a panel discussion event for drum teachers at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California. Led by SEN director Joe Bergamini, the panel featured Dave Black, Jeff Bowders, Fred Dinkins, and Pete Gamber…

Modern Drummer
Apr 30, 2016

News: Jim Chambers’ Music Box Presents Sam Ash Drum Bash V.9.0 in Tampa

Following up on Drum Bash V.8.0, held in October of 2015, local music educator  and owner of Jim Chambers’ Music Box, Jim Chambers, will once again team with Sam Ash Music to present Drum Bash V.9.0 on Saturday, April 30…

Modern Drummer
Apr 25, 2016

Tama Presents Peter Erskine Clinics and Star Snare Drum Giveaway

Peter Erskine’s collaborations include a who’s who of American music. Even as his rigorous recording and touring schedule continues unabated, Erskine dedicates time to share his knowledge and encourage younger players. Tama invites drummers to experience a rare chance to…

Modern Drummer
Apr 8, 2016

News: UK Drummer Steve White and Yamaha Music London Support “Learn To Play Day???

Billed as “bigger and better” than ever before, “Learn to Play Day” is a national event for adults and children organized by the Music for All charity to inspire new, or lapsed, musicians of all ages to take up or…

Modern Drummer
Feb 29, 2016

News: Galactic Drummer, Stanton Moore, Announces Third-Annual SONO Drum Camp

Students at Stanton Moore’s Third Annual Spirit of New Orleans (SONO) Drum Camp will enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime chance to sit in and jam with Grammy Award-winning essential funk band, Galactic. Hosted December 11–13, 2015 at Parlor Studios located at 605…

Modern Drummer
Dec 5, 2015

News: New Jersey’s “Holiday Percussion??? to Perform in December

Holiday Percussion, under the direction of Chris Colaneri, is the largest inter-generational percussion ensemble in New Jersey. Percussionists perform Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa music on marimba, bells, xylophone, vibraphone, drums, and more. Last year, close to fifty participants came from…

Modern Drummer
Dec 4, 2015

News: Sabian Presents “Develop, Manage, and Grow Your Business???

Sabian Education Network (SEN) director Joe Bergamini and a distinguished panel will discuss issues facing drumset educators and how to develop, manage, and grow business. The event takes place on Tuesday, October 27 at 7 pm at the Gaylord Springs…

Modern Drummer
Oct 2, 2015

News: Wobeon Announces Addition of One-Day Jazz Fusion Festival

Wobeonfest returns to Ironwood Hall in downtown Austin this September, marking the third year of the homegrown festival with a global reach. This year, the festival organizers have added a Jazz Fusion Festival to the two-day gathering, which will feature…

Modern Drummer
Aug 19, 2015

News: Cruise to the Edge Prog Rock Cruise Sailing the Caribbean

On course to sell out for the third year in a row, the 2015 “Cruise to the Edge,” the annual Yes fan cruise and prog-rock experience is sailing the Caribbean this November 15–19. Artists added to the roster include Mike…

Modern Drummer
Aug 17, 2015

News: Philadelphia “Community Unity Music Festival??? Planned for August 15, 2015

Jazz drummer Justin Faulkner, of the Branford Marsalis Quartet, is planning a music festival to promote nonviolence and unity in the Philadelphia community and to provide musical opportunities as a positive alternative for troubled youth. The festival will be called…

Modern Drummer
Jul 14, 2015