News for March 2016

The 2016 Snare Drum Olympics has started! 
Not So Modern Drummer at The Chicago Drum Show
The "Drumwrapper" recovering machine is back in production
You can now donate to Not So Modern Drummer via Paypal and Stripe
There will be no Nashville Drum Show this year
New website categories and content

The 2016 Snare Drum Olympics has begun! Judging will take place in early January 2017 so you have all year to get your entries in. All details will be posted on the site soon. In the meantime contact George Lawrence for information:, 330 338 6035

Not So Modern Drummer will be in booth 107 at the 2016 Chicago Drum Show May 21 and 22, We will be featuring our drumwrapper machine that is now back in production, unveiling our new EZine newsletter look, and announcing our new writers. For details on the show please see Rob Cook's show website. 

Yes, the drumwrapper machine is back in production. We are just starting the manufacturing details with the new builder and they will be available in the next coming weeks. You can contact George Lawrence to put your name on the waiting list of buyers.

Not So Modern Drummer is now accepting donations. You can donate via the website or the newsletter with Paypal or your credit card. NSMD is funded by advertisers, fund raising drum events, and personal and corporate donations. You can give as little as $5 to keep the monthly issue coming free to your email inbox.

The front page of the website is now simpler, arranged by subject. Readers can still access all new and past content by author and there is also a new archive department with a chronological listing of all articles on the site. I will also be adding a search function to so articles can be accessed by brand and other keywords. Here are the current departments including the four new ones.

-The Latest Issue - Hot Off The Presses
-Vintage Drums
-Custom Drums
-Legendary Drummers* (new)
-Education and Instruction *(new)
-News and Announcements
-George's Drum Shop
-New Product Reviews
-Ask NSMD - How, What, When, Who?* (new)
-Free Classifieds - Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted
-Archive of Articles - Listed by Date* (new)

The 2016 Nashville Drum Show will not be held this year. A more suitable and affordable venue could not be booked. I am working toward 2017