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A drum performance can be both dynamic and extremely visual. Be part of Drumline, and join a group with a difference.

What can I expect?

Led by percussionist Steve Barwell, our Drumline plays pieces for marching snare drums and bass drums. We draw from the playing styles of some of the world's best drumlines, including Top Secret Drum Corps. You'll hone your technical skills, and be part of performances that will turn heads.

Drumline is split into two groups – beginners and performance.

How do I join?

Who can join?
Our Drumline welcomes NTU students, staff and members of the local community.

Is there an audition?
There is no audition to join the drumline.

What experience do I need?
For beginner drumline you don't need to have any previous experience, and you don't need to be able to read music.

For performance drumline you should be able to play to around Grade 5 standard or above, but you don't need to have  the exams.

What if I don't have an instrument?
We'll provide you with drums or practice pads, but you'll need to provide your own drumsticks.

I'm ready to join – how do I sign up and how much does it cost?
You can purchase your membership through the NTU Online Store.

Membership for the academic year costs:

  • £20 for NTU Students
  • £40 for NTU staff and NTU alumni
  • £80 for community members

If you join after Christmas, the cost is discounted by a third.

What's included in my membership?
Your membership includes rehearsals and performances. You will need to supply your own concert uniform, which consists of a smart black shirt and trousers, with black shoes.

Rehearsal information

Rehearsals take place on Thursdays (term time only). Tech Class is between 7.30 pm and 8.15 pm in the Studio and Performance is between 8.15 pm and 9.15 pm in the Ensemble Room, both at the Music Centre on City Campus.

For more information about rehearsals email or call 0115 848 4570.

Still need help?

NTU Music
+44 (0)115 848 4570