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International Drum Month - May


International Drum Month sets the rhythm all month long.

Every music lover knows the percussion section gets people out of their seats and onto the dance floor. We don’t need a symbol to get us moving. Whether we’re attending a concert or playing with friends, it doesn’t take much for us to chime in.

Within a few notes of the drum or cymbal, we can identify our favorite tunes. Children will even tap out a rhythm at an early age. Music is in our hearts. We were born to play.

Throughout the month, attend a concert or pick up your favorite percussion instrument to play. Visit the local music store and explore the latest gear and see what you’ve been missing. Maybe it’s time for a lesson or two.

HOW TO OBSERVE #InternationalDrumMonth

Don’t have any drums or percussion instruments? Try these ideas to participate:

  • Use only your fingertips and a tabletop to tap out a beat.
  • Listen as your co-worker prints out a document. Using two pencils, drum out a complimentary beat.
  • Gently squeeze a half-empty soda can at a steady tempo while tapping the can on the table.
  • Learn more about other musical instruments. Read 5 Tuneful Origins of Celebrated Musical Instruments.

Use #InternationalDrumMonth to share on social media.


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