Five hours of drumming is not for the faint of heart. Or the migraine-prone.
The Columbia Drum Mafia is hosting a Drum Jam Wednesday, March 19, at Conundrum Music Hall in West Columbia.
The Columbia Drum Mafia was started by Brian Geiger, a recording artist, drum instructor, music manager and booking agent. He started the Drum Mafia to help Columbia-area drummers come together to learn and to have fun.
Tonight’s Drum Jam includes three instructional clinics, followed by a two-hour open jam session.
The clinics scheduled are:
• 7:15 p.m. with Josh Ramsden, a high school drum line teacher and touring drummer. Ramsden will demonstrate stick tricks and how to use them on the drum kit.
• 8 p.m. with Jason Summers, an instructor at Lexington School of Music. He will demonstrate “body independence” and pattern exercises.
• 9 p.m. with Clyde Frazier, a teacher, drum instructor and Guitar Center Drum-Off finalist. He recommends drummers bring a pen and paper to his clinic.
Following the three clinics is an open jam session from 10 p.m. until midnight. Drummers of any age or experience are welcome to play and participate on the drum set. Drummers will use headphones and play to a click and original backing tracks made by Paul Hale.
Conundrum Music Hall is at 626 Meeting St. in West Columbia. Doors open at 7 p.m. and there is a $5 admission fee for the Drum Jam. For more information, visit conundrum.us or facebook.com/columbiadrummafia.