International Drum Month Sets the Rhythm All Month Long with 2019 Celebrity Drummer Cindy Blackman Santana

April 23, 2019  (CLEVELAND, OH)  Every music lover knows the percussion section gets people out of their seats and onto the dance floor. Children will even tap out a rhythm at an early age. Music is in our hearts.

Throughout May’s International Drum Month, the Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) is encouraging want-to-be drummers to visit a local participating music retailer to learn how they can begin drumming and enter to win the PMC’s “Roadie for a Day” contest. This Grand Prize package includes a day behinds the scenes with backstage passes, meet and greet with national touring drummer Cindy Blackman Santana, and free concert.

Participating music stores or drum shops (listed at: will have a life-size Cindy Blackman Santana displays with entry information for customers visiting their store.

“At the very center of the May IDM effort is creating a positive first-drumming introduction and experience,” states Karl Dustman, PMC Executive Board member. PMC will target young, diverse audiences that are potentially interested in drumming as a creative and healthy alternative lifestyle activity. Potential drummers will be able to enter the contest and find out more about drumming on the website 24/7—engaging them immediately with all aspects of drumming, instructional material, videos, and drummer profiles.