Percussion Marketing Council Wraps Up This Summer’s Free Drum Lesson Events at Vans Warped Tour Concerts

Sep 16 2016

The Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) and local music retailers once again provided free first-time 5-minute drum lessons at Lesson Lab Tents in conjunction with the popular 2016 Vans Warped Tour. This marks the 7th year that PMC has worked with the Vans Warped Tour to provide the self-contained educational Play Drums tents. Together with local retailers, they put drumsticks in the hands of about 100 firsttime drummers during each stop. ...


Cympad’s “Pro Quality” Ad Campaign Represents The Quality And Diversity Of Modern Drumming.

Sep 01 2016

Featuring some of the most world’s recognizable drummers, Cympad’s upcoming print and electronic media campaign showcases a wide variety of players and playing styles— all of which rely on the superior sound and performance of the company’s advanced, cellular foam cymbal washers. Cympad artists included in the new campaign are Steve Smith (Journey/Vital Information), Anika Nilles (independent), Matt Greiner (August Burns Red), Alfonso Andre (Caifanes), Kimberly ...


PERCUSSION MARKETING COUNCIL Receives NAMM Foundation Grant, to Include Electronic Percussion in Programs

Aug 30 2016

The Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) has once again received a generous grant from the NAMM Foundation to expand its market development programs, campaigns and events that bring percussion education to all population demographics and in-school audiences. Specific program emphasis will be directed to Electronic Percussion instruments and accessories that enhance the drumming learning experience.  Both Drum Set In The Classroom and Percussion In The Schools  educational programs will introduce and ...


D’Addario’s Evans Brand Announces Calftone Drumheads, Part Of New Evans ’56 Series

Jun 15 2016

D'Addario's Evans Drumheads brand is proud to announce the release of Calftone, a premium drumhead line designed to mimic the sound, look, and feel of vintage calfskin. Calftone is manufactured using D'Addario's patented Level 360 Technology(TM), and optimizes the sonic properties of vintage drums while giving newer ones a distinctly classic tone; big, warm, boomy bass drum sounds, and full, round tone from toms. Calftone pre-orders are available now. ...


Hang with Rich Redmond at Guitar Center Hollywood

Jun 06 2016

Register for this FREE event at the iconic Guitar Center Sunset location. It's happening on Tuesday, June 14th. 6 pm sharp. There will be high-energy performances, Q and A, storytelling, door prizes, and audience interaction. Rich would love to see you there! Tell the drummer in your life. Musicians of all ages and levels of ability can benefit from this presentation. Click HERE to learn more. GUITAR CENTER Hollywood Address: ...




Apr 07 2016

Sabian has announced a new line of Aluminum Alloy Triangles. Designed for percussionists on a budget, or school and educational applications, Overture Triangles are crafted from quality SABIAN Aluminum Alloy. Available in 4”, 6” and 8” models, Overture triangles produce warm tone at moderate levels, with bright, shimmering sustain. Smartly priced, they are ideal for percussionists, schools and ensembles requiring the best possible sound on a limited budget. Overture Triangles ...




Apr 07 2016

SABIAN has just announced the launch of a brand new cymbal series: XSR. Replacing Xs20, XSR will deliver unprecedented sound and performance at a price designed to fit your cymbal budget. No other series even comes close! “We work hard to keep pushing forward the art of cymbal-making,” comments SABIAN Master Product Specialist Mark Love. “The technology we have learned from making professional series cymbals eventually trickles down to more ...


The Rhythm is Here

Mar 22 2016

Welcome to "The Rhythm Is Here! A World Music Journey in Rhythm & Song", a Rhythm Hunters' Adventure for grades K-8. This comprehensive curriculum is designed to inspire a spirit of learning about the world as students travel to discover the music, history, and culture of four distinct geographic destinations: West Africa, the Caribbean, South America, and the USA. The pages of this book are filled with rich illustrations and ...


26th Annual Chicago Drum Show May 21 and 22, 2016

Mar 14 2016

The 26th Annual Chicago Drum Show will be held May 21 and 22, 2016 at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, Illinois. Commenting on the new venue, show producer Rob Cook points out that the new location was needed to continue the show’s growth curve. “Every year, the show gets a little bigger, and a little better.” says Cook. “Our 25th Anniversary show last year attracted over 2,...


Zildjian Announces The Launch of New Gauge Series of Drumsticks

Mar 04 2016

The Avedis Zildjian Company is proud to announce the launch of a new series of drumsticks called “Gauge Series.” Designed for all styles of music, each of the four models has a different diameter, but features a consistent length, taper, and the new ‘fusion’ style tip shape, a hybrid between the popular acorn tip and round tip. The change in size between each gauge is proportional, allowing a seamless adjustment ...