Drummathon 2023 Recap

OCT 222023

Our 9th Annual Drummathon was our third to be held at Grandscape in The Colony, TX. This was our second Drummathon in a row to exceed $60,000 in funds raised! We raised a total of $60,670! The event featured a few notable new activities. There was a Warrior Wall where attendees could write the name of a survivor or warrior on a paper ribbon and hang it on a wall in their honor or memory. We also had a fun face painting booth. Additionally, we had new booths by longtime sponsors BTZ Audio/Video and GM Designs Cymbals. We also released our brand new Breast Cancer Can Stick It! lanyard pins which don our logo plus some that also have "DRUMMER" or "SURVIVOR". Thank you to all the fundraisers, sponsors, donors, volunteers and supporters for helping make Drummathon 2023 a huge success! Below are all the details from the day.

What: Drummathon 2023, in association with Grandscape and Roland (our 9th Annual!)

Where: Grandscape, The Colony, TX (North Dallas)

When: October 22, 2023 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. CT

Who: Celebrity rockstar drummers, live musical guests, family, friends, and YOU!

Your emcees: Julia Small (Just Like P!NK) & Ric Hare (Basket Case, Rebel Yell)

Performing the National Anthem: Bobbywood (Flash Mob)

Special guest rockstar drummers:

  • Gina Schock (The Go-Go's)
  • Kent Slucher (Luke Bryan)
  • Nate Morton (NBC's The Voice)
  • Lori Peters (Skillet)
  • Jimmy D'Anda (BulletBoys, Lynch Mob)
  • Sandy Gennaro (Joan Jett, Cyndi Lauper, The Monkees)

Live Music featuring:

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2023 Top Fundraisers (as of fundrasing challenge deadline of 10/8/23, 7:00 PM CT):

  1. Melissa "Twitch" Shaver $3,800
  2. Chris "Cruz" Irpino $1,610
  3. Bobby Gordon $1,500

2023 Winners of Special Prizes (as of fundrasing challenge deadline of 10/8/23, 7:00 PM CT):

  1. Melissa "Twitch" Shaver in our 18+ category hit their eligibilty by raising over $2,500 ($3,800) and thus wins a 3-night all-inclusive stay at Hard Rock Punta Cana!
  2. Parker Taylor in our 17 and under category hit their eleigibility by raising over $1,000 ($1,200) and thus wins a 5-piece refurbished Pacific drum set!

Drummathon 2023 Drummathon 2023 in association with Grandscape and Roland, will be... drum roll please... October 22, 2023 at Grandscape in The Colony, TX (25 miles north of downtown Dallas). This is the third year it will be held at this thriving entertainment district in October, which also happens to be Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Grandscape sees over 8 million visitors per year!

Drummers, musicians, and friends come together from all over the world to raise funds through their own online fundraising page to fight against breast cancer. The day of the event will feature live music interspersed with drum solos, as well as solos by some of the top celebrity rock star drummers - with a chance to drum alongside the rock stars! Simultaneously, attendees to this free family-friendly event can relax on the lawn or visit shops, restaurants, vendor booths, and autograph booths as well as browse our "touchless bid" silent auctions and our Official Merchandise. There will even be opportunities to snap a picture with our celebrity guests on the "pink" carpet. While at the show, MC's will be throwing out an array of giveaways from our amazing sponsors.

As always, Drummathon is FREE to attend and FREE to register to fundraise, and you don't have to be a drummer to join in on the fun - anyone can register and fundraise! This is your chance to release your inner drummer!

The top 25 fundraisers ($250 minimum) by October 8, 2023 at 7p CT will receive:

  1. A slot for the opportunity to play a timed drum solo at the event. NOTE: If you are one of the top 25 fundraisers, you can choose to accept or decline your drum solo spot. (Non-drummers, this is your chance to Release Your Inner Drummer!)
  2. A goody bag full of freebies
  3. Drummathon 2023 t-shirt
  4. Drummathon 2023 drumsticks
  5. Drummathon 2023 medal

In addition to the above prizes, the top THREE fundraisers ($250 raised minimum) by October 8, 2023 at 7 p.m. CT will win:

  1. A 1st, 2nd or 3rd place trophy or plaque
  2. Hundreds of dollars worth of amazing prizes from our sponsors. NEW this year: In "Part 2" of your registration (see the email after you register!) you have the choice of a drummer prize pack or a non-drummer prize pack. Drummers and non-drummers alike can win BIG! (If you can't attend in person, we will ship right to your door!)

Last, new this year are opportunities to fundraise and qualify to be entered into one of two fantastic drawings!

  1. 3-night all inclusive stay at Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana: To qualify, you must be 18 or older and raise over $2,500
  2. Pacific Drumset (refurbished - see pic): To qualify, you must be 17 or under and raise over $1,00

All funds raised at Drummathon go towards mammograms, financial assistance for breast cancer treatment, and for breast cancer research and trials.

Drummathon Highlights

What is Drummathon?

Drummathon is an annual family-friendly fundraising event that brings together the drumming community (of all skill sets and ages) for one common goal: to fight breast cancer.

As Drummathon works to fight breast cancer, it is also a celebration of life, music, and passion! Top fundraising drummers have the opportunity to showcase their talent in front of family, friends and attendees! The event also features auctions, Official Breast Cancer Can Stick It! merchandise and Drummathon gear, along with some great musical guests throughout the event. It's fun for the whole family! Leading up to the event, drummers, musicians, and friends alike raise funds online to compete for a plethora of awesome prizes.

The 2015 inaugural event was hosted by Dan Shinder of Drum Talk TV and featured rock star royalty; drummers Carmine Appice (Ozzy, Rod Stewart, Ted Nugent), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven & Hell), and Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Bang Tango, Mr. Big). Since that time, the celebrity alumni list has grown exponentially.

Drummathon is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase your talent and help eradicate breast cancer at the same time -- an experience that can't be beat!


  •    Grandscape

  • Roland


  •    All My Sons Moving & Storage
  •    Love Life Foundation
  •    ShowFire Displays


  • Frisco Black Car Limousine Service



  •    All My Sons Moving & Storage
  •    Dallas Mavericks
  •    Guitar Sanctuary
  •    Higher Hill Studios
  •    Hosa Technologies
  • Louson Drums
  •    Platinum Music Complex
  • Small Media
  •    Texas Homegrown Music with Maylee Thomas
  • Z. Alexander Brown Wines


  • Sheraton Stonebriar Hotel
  • Cascades  at The Colony, Marriott Hotels & Conference Center



  • BTZ Audio/Video
  • GM Designs Custom Cymbals
  • Rockstars of Tomorrow
  • Studio 801
  • Texas Custom Stoneworks


  • Rock & Brews - The Colony

  • Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux


  • Crown Trophy Plano


  • Edu-Net
  • Dental Spa of Texas


  • Aquarian Drumheads
  • Biggy Drums
  • Brandi McComb Photography
  • Brunner's Metalwear & Leather
  • Centent Cymbals
  • Chris Watson Films
  • Custom Drum Decor
  • Cymbal Swap
  • Dallas Percussion
  • Debra Gloria Photography
  • Debra Gloria Photography
  • Drum Roll Please
  • Law Offices of Gilbert De La Garza
  • Hard Rock Cafeé
  • Humes & Berg
  • JBL Harman
  • Kala Brand Music Co.
  • Kazoobie Kazoos
  • The Kelly Shu
  • Liberation Coffee
  • Los Cabos Drumsticks
  • Motion-Pro Drum Thrones
  • Nadine's Music Manor
  • Novoworks: Color Imaging. Home of NovoWraps.
  • Package Express, LLC
  • Recycled Rhythm
  • RL Drums
  • Rocking the Clock
  • Shure
  • Sic Skinz Custom Drum Wraps
  • SKB Cases
  • TAMA Drums
  • Tidal Drumworks
  • Toca Percussion
  • WFL III Drums

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