As the heartbeat of any musical body, drumming requires intense precision and physicality - which is why we here at Bandwagon have held the utmost respect for the percussion masters behind the kits.
And as last year's world-class programme for Singapore Drum Fest proved, there's a substantial community of talented drummers and devoted drum enthusiasts right here in Singapore.
One of the best parts of the Singapore Drum Fest festivities last year was undoubtedly the hotly contested Drum Off! And if you aren't sure how a drum off works exactly, don't worry, we break it down for you right here.
Watch our conversation Kanade Sato, the 13 year-old young drum prodigy from Japan.
The prestigious competition returns this year with Drum Off Singapore 2017 - and organizers Fest Events International are calling for all qualified amateur drummers of all races, genders and nationalities to participate!
Registration has already begun, and will only close on Wednesday, 10 May. Categories include Junior (ages 12 and below), Intermediate (ages 18 and below), Girls (ages 25 and below) and Open (no age restrictions).
Applications are SGD$60.00 and auditions will be at The Star Vista. For more details, please click here.