- All drummers must play all 24 hours.
- All drummers must have at least two limbs playing at all times.
Drumathon 10 marks a significant milestone for Visible Music College and all the drummers that have taken part over the years,” says Simon Alexander, professor of percussion. “The event has helped to bring the Memphis music-loving community together and has raised in excess of $50,000 for music education. Previously the drummers would raise money to attend a week long conference, but with this year’s anniversary we thought we might do something special to mark the occasion. Money raised bring to Memphis one of the top drummers and educators in the country, Zoro, for an evening of lectures and drum instruction taking place on January 16.”
What can you do to help? The public is welcome to attend the Drumathon in person, and ear plugs will be available upon entry. You can donate to the cause in a few ways. Be the DJ and donate $5 to choose a song for the drummers to play to (they’ll have on headphones – you’ll hear the song over a speaker system) or pay to play, and your $5 will get you a spot at a drum kit for one song only. There will also be a DJ set by Visible Music College student Andrew Smith.
Drumathon kicks off at 9 a.m. on Oct. 24. Here’s a taste of Drumathon 8 to give you an idea of what to expect.WHAT: Visible Music College’s 10th Annual Drumathon WHERE: 200 Madison Avenue, Vining Hall WHEN: 9:00 am October 24- 9:00 am October 25