The Make Music Day Drum Battle will bring together drum and percussion groups of all ages from around the world, celebrating our rich cultural diversity.

How it will work

  • After all participating groups have registered, we will organise an online meeting to get to know each other and prepare for the MMD Drum Battle.
  • A series of online workshops / masterclasses will be organised by some participants / experts.
  • Each group can then submit a percussion / drum solo (up to 2 mins) with its own ‘ritual’, for example including visuals, stunts and stick tricks where relevant. This could be existing material or something produced just for this project.
  • The recordings will be edited and the MMD Drum Battle will be premiered online on 21 June.

This project is managed by the Organisatie van Muziekverenigingen in Fryslân, Netherlands.


Friday 21 May: Deadline for registration here

Saturday 29 May: Zoom meeting with all participating groups

Friday 11 June: Deadline for submission videos

Saturday 19 / Sunday 20 June: Workshops / masterclasses

Monday 21 June: Premiere of the MMD Drum Battle via various Live Streams

Photo: Phoebe Montague_Photography

How to register

To register, complete this short form

For more information, contact Jan-Willem van Kruyssen – jw@vankruyssen.eu