A celebration of rudimental drumming and marching bands percussion
A truly international festival focusing on rudimental drumming and marching bands percussion. Top players and bands from around the world gather in Athens in September for a two-day event full of performances, presentations & clinics. The event is organized by the Greek Rudimental Drumming Community (GRDC) and supported by the Society of International Rudimental Drummers (SIRD).
The festival aims to inspire the Greek percussionist community and young generation to get to know and learn the rudimental drumming language and traditions from all around the world. Also, this will be a chance for Greek groups and individuals to showcase Greek traditions and heritage to the international community.
Pipe Drum style Educator,
ScottishPower Pipe Band member
President of Society of International Rudimental Drummers (SIRD)
Sea Lion Drum Corps Group Leader,
NARD Finland Founder
Navy Band percussionist
percussionist, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna professor
Orbatum Academy founder, Paris Fire Brigade band member
Former Group Leader of The Old Guard Drum Corps, Washington Tattoo CEO
Drummer, Rudbeats Drumline Founder
Digital Drumming Expert
Festival organizer, GRDC Founder, SIRD board member, PAS, NARD, USARD
The festival will last for two days, Saturday 30/9 and Sunday 1/10, and will take place at the amphitheater of the War Museum in Athens. In addition, on Saturday afternoon, the bands will march and perform at Dionysiou Areopagitou, below the sacred rock of the Acropolis. A detailed schedule of the performances will be published soon.
The event is non-profit and financially supported exclusively by private sponsorships and ticket sales. All artists participate voluntarily, with great love for their art and its dissemination. Help cover the operational expenses of the festival and the participants. Every help is valuable!