team drumming

Drum Team Collective experiences team building too!

It’s been a little while since I (Mike McKee) ran a Drum Team event, and I was super excited to work with the fine folks at Burt’s Bees for their 2nd round with us!

However, on the way to the event, I was rear-ended by a car going way too fast…I’m ok, but the Drum Team trailer was NOT! I immediately called my band/assistant/business partner and the whole team rallied and figured out a way to pivot and make the gig happen. It was quite a "meta” experience have a team bonding moment on the way to a team building event!

We made it to the event in time, and although some gear was broken, we still made the event happen and everyone had a blast (including me, as you can see!

Great work team!


Team Building with Cisco Systems: Sharing the joy of drumming!

We had such a wonderful time with the sales team at Cisco! This event was extra special, because we had an extra Drum Team member at the event: ME! (Mike McKee)…it’s been a while since I have been to an event since bringing on new facilitators. It was such a joy to watch a group of people with no musical experience play along to the favorite rock and roll songs!

I was grinning ear to ear, having blast drumming along with these good people.

Big props to the DTC team for keeping the energy up.

See y’all next time!



Hit the gym? Or HIT SOME DRUMS??!?!?

We’ve all been at a concert watching the band (in person or on TV) and the person constantly sweating the MOST is the almost always the drummer. But you know who is almost always have the most FUN on stage? The bassist? The singer? No way. Watch any major concert and focus on the drummer: he/she is having a BLAST!

Drumming is not only musically satisfying, but also an amazing physical release, not dissimilar to working out at the gym. The science proves it:

I saw this awesome quote from this site "This is the 'high' that many drummers feel even hours after playing," Asif Kahn, a board-certified internist and avid drummer, wrote in the publication Modern Drummer. "It translates to reducing our systolic and diastolic pressures and also to reducing or smoothing out our heartbeat." Reducing one's blood pressure can benefit heart health, which can reduce the likelihood of heart attacks, strokes and breakdowns in the immune system.

Think about how much YOUR team can benefit from drumming together with a LIVE rock band! That is exactly what Drum Team Collective is all about. What are you waiting for? Skip the gym, and hit some drums.

Book YOUR next event with us today!

-Mike McKee, creative director: Drum Team Collective