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PlayDrums.com Drumming for Life Initiative Revitalized with Grant from The NAMM Foundation

Christian Wissmuller • News • October 8, 2021

PlayDrums.com, the online hub connecting drummers and the percussion community with members of the Percussion Marketing Council, announces the expansion of the new Experience Drumming! education program to community-based learning events.  This year’s NAMM Foundation grant award returns the PMC to pre-pandemic funding levels, a vote of confidence for the organization’s vision for the future.  PMC/PlayDrums.com will be able to engage many more percussive arts leaders and expand access and geographic reach for its percussion education events.

For more than 25 years, the Percussion Marketing Council has been dedicated to stimulating interest in and engagement with percussion instruments. During the pandemic, as in-person activities were curtailed, the PMC developed the Fun with Drums library of videos to keep individuals and families interested in various aspects of rhythm and drumming. While remaining cautious as public health issues continue, the Percussion Marketing Council has plans to strengthen and sustain the market development and experiential education programs.

“We are excited to take our community-based learning events even farther than before,” said Stacey Montgomery-Clark, PMC Board Member. “We had the opportunity to assess our existing programs this year and determined there is demand for drumming experiential education events beyond the classroom. We’re looking forward to a great year ahead, thanks to the steadfast generosity of the NAMM Foundation.”

The NAMM Foundation named the Percussion Marketing Council one of 28 music-making entities delivering vital programs that provide access to music-making opportunities.  This year’s support will help the organization reinvigorate and expand percussion educational experiences in schools, libraries, and community settings.

The connecting and learning portal at PlayDrums.com will invite new percussive arts leaders to bring in-person experiential and interactive drumming events to more communities. A call for new drum program leaders will expand the roster of communities involved in all initiatives. Find more information on the PMC programs and how you can participate at www.playdrums.com/experience-drumming

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