National Drumming Day

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November 15th, 2021

National Drumming Day is November 15th - Do you tap out rhythms on your desk or air drum along to your favorite rock song? Maybe you know a drummer that plays in the school band or on the big stages. November 15th is the day we celebrate DRUMMING- throughout the nation.

National Drumming Day

... by Drumming.com

Celebrate by:

1. Joining a drum circle or local drum practice group!

2. Wearing your favorite drumming t-shirt or hat.

3. Posting your favorite drum pics or videos of your drumming on social media.  Use hashtag #NationalDrummingDay *We ask that brands please credit and/or link to Drumming.com in their copy.

4. Revisiting your drumming goals and making sure you're still on track.

5. Setting up a drum club using the 'drumming' theme to help 'at risk' school kids.

6. Calling in sick. Tell your boss it's National Drumming Day.

7. Taking your drums apart for a thorough clean and repair.

8. Giving a free drum lesson to the kid down the street.

9. Getting a 'serious' day of effective drum practicing in. (No jamming)

10. Drumming up Support for a better world.

The history of National Drumming Day: This special drummer day was created by the proprietors of Drumming.com. Upon building this website, it was realized that there was no special day particularly for drumming. There were 'months' dedicated to percussion but not one particular day that we could call our own. It only seemed fitting that we designate that official day. Not to be outdone by National Coffee Day and National Cheeseburger Day (yup, you heard right), DRUMMING can now join the ranks of "official" days on the national calendar for drummers and percussionist nationally and internationally. Grab your drum and let's go!

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When is National Drumming Day? It's November 15th of every year.

Drumming is thought to have started as early as 6000 BC as scientists discovered cave drawings of Peru Indians with drums. Nearly everyone can relate to drumming. It's seems almost a primal instinct to beat out rhythms as we feel them internally. If you give someone a couple of sticks and a drum, they're usually able to put together some kind of rhythmic pattern. There is drumming in all of us!


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National Drumming Day / International Drumming Day

November 15th.


Definition: The word drumming is often used in the phrase "drumming up support" or "drumming up business" to suggest making something happen. But the dictionary defines this word more in the literal sense; "to play on a drum" or to "make a continuous rhythm". With the exception of a person that might nervously beat their fingers repeatedly on a desktop out of anxiety or simply to play along with a song, drumming most often refers to anyone that either makes a living playing drums as a drummer or just uses drumming as a hobby. The passion is there regardless and we celebrate this passion on our special day, November 15th of every year.

Want to have some fun?

  • Start pounding the table with your fists as loud as you can. When someone asks what you're doing, tell them it's National Drumming Day!

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Is it National Drumming Day or National Drummer Day?
It's both. Officially we chose National Drumming Day but we obviously consider it a national day for drummers since drummers are the ones who are drumming. :)

How do we celebrate National Drumming Day?
Businesses can use it in their marketing campaigns. Drum Circles and drum lesson sites can use it to garner more subscribers. Drummers can promote their drumming skills and pride of drumming on social media using the hashtag, #NationalDrummingDay

Where did National Drumming Day originate?
It was conceptualized by Mike Donovan, president of Drum Bum, Inc., to coincide with the website Drumming.com and promote an official national day just for us drummers and percussionists. There was a national day for literally everything else (even cheeseburgers!), but not for drummers!

Has it been well received?
Absolutely! As well as thousands of drummers participating in November, major brands such as Sony Pictures, WGI, The Grammys and Blue Man Group have used it in their marketing campaigns.

Is 'National Drumming Day' trademarked?
Nope, it's free to use. We do ask that you respectfully tag Drumming.com in your promotions and/or link to Drumming.com in your copy.

Please Note: A few unscrupulous "day of" websites have tried to hi-jack the "National Drumming Day" phrase and call it their own. We have asked them to credit Drumming.com. Only some of them have complied. The others ignored our request. We encourage people to use the Golden Rule in their approach to life and business. This shouldn't be hard folks!


"Drumming is my middle name." - Ringo Starr (Drummer for The Beatles)

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