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November 4, 2022 @ 9:00 am - November 5, 2022 @ 9:00 am
During Drumathon, members of our Drum division perform ongoing drums for a 24 hour period – some students only taking breaks a mere every 3 hours – in order to help raise money to support scholarship opportunities for future students and to fund world class clinicians at our campuses.
Watch Drumathon Live at youtu.be/qY7gGB4JmDs
Drumathon is open to the public and features opportunities for both visiting guest artists and other visitors to participate alongside the students. While participating students are drumming along to a queue of songs ranging from all genres and time periods of music/soloing around the room as a group, there are options for supporters to “Be The DJ” and request songs for everyone to perform as well as a “Pay to Play” option where on-site guests can join in alongside the department.
To donate or sponsor a drummer head over to visible.populiweb.com/router/donate
- In the giving portal, writing your sponsored drummer’s name the comments section at the bottom.
- Be The DJ – $5 requests for songs to be played by participating drummers, can be written in the “comments” through the donation link and can be requested leading up to the event or during the day of the event.
- Pay to Play (for in-person guests) – $10 to join the fun and be the drummer you always wanted to be. Includes 3-4 songs to play of your request
Historically, the event has raised in excess of $60,000 for music education due to student fundraising and the supporting efforts from the local Memphis business community. This year is our 16th iteration, and Drumathon16’s goal is to raise $7,000 for both providing scholarship opportunities for prospective students and to feature guest clinicians at our Memphis and Dallas campuses next Spring. In October 2021, we raised $5,300 and were able to invite Matt Greiner of August Burns Red to come and give two masterclasses in March 2021. Other previous guests include, Zoro (Lenny Kravitz), Chris Patt (Stevie Wonder, ZZ Ward), Ryan Peel (Cody Simpson), Jen Ledger (Skillet) and Terrance Clark (Gungor) . The event will also be live streamed via our website and social media, so online viewers may watch and engage by requesting specific songs to be performed.