Montreal Drum Fest 2011 – 19 Years and Counting

jonmanna Drum Solos, Live, Pro WorshipDrummers 4 Comments

Back for a 19th year, the 2011 Montreal Drum Fest  is  the place to be in October for drummers from all walks of life! Here is a list of drummers who will be performing on October 22-23 in Montreal: Chris Coleman,  a fellow (incredible) pro worshipdrummer, will be playing on the Saturday. Here’s the scoop on the Montreal Drum Fest: …


Drum Solo Week 2 on the Late Show with David Letterman

jonmanna Beat, Drum Solos, Live 1 Comment

The beat goes on as the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN gives drummers their due during “Drum Solo Week II,” featuring some of the best drummers in music. The LATE SHOW debuted its popular first “Drum Solo Week,” June 6-9, 2011, with renowned drummers such as the LATE SHOW’s own Anton Fig, Sheila E., Roy Haynes and Neil Peart performing …

Playing and Texting: Saying “I’ve never done that” is a lie for most of us!

jonmanna Beat, Live, Technology 5 Comments

We’ve all heard of the dangers of texting while driving, but what about texting while playing drums? You know what I’m talking about! You’re at band practice and your phone (which you rests beside your kit) lights up with a text message alert. As you are playing through the blazing chorus of a new tune from Hillsong you skillfully replace …

Mull Over Mondays – Playing with a Junior Worship Team

jonmanna Beat, Developing, Heart, Live, Mull Over Mondays 1 Comment

Yesterday was Sunday – typically the busiest day for any WorshipDrummer. I was playing at my church with a junior worship team, which consisted of a mix of children ranging from 7-12yrs old. I knew coming into this that it would be very different than playing with adults or top-notch musicians. Knowing that God is pleased with any worship that …

This Drummer is at the Wrong Gig!

jonmanna Beat, Concerts, Live 5 Comments

Have you ever gone to a concert expecting one thing only to experience something totally different? How about church? Have you ever walked into a church service and realize that “one of these things is not like the other”? I’m still laughing at how unexpected this was! Do you think this drummer would make a great worshipdrummer? Why or why …

Has This Ever Happened To You?

jonmanna Concerts, Gear, Live 21 Comments

Here’s a tweet we received a few days ago from @standpanicker: [blackbirdpie url=”!/stanpanicker/status/62611141767073792″] Take a look at his snare… So the question is, has this ever happened to anyone in the middle of a worship set? Let’s hear your stories!!! 3-2-1 GO!