SIRD Events

Future and past events of the organization

Upcoming Events


3rd SIRD Symposium

The Society of International Rudimental Drummers (SIRD) is organising the 3rd global symposium for rudimental drummers, which will be in Portsmouth, United Kingdom between Friday 16th and Sunday 18th September 2022. 


2nd SIRD Digital Event

Join us on our Youtube channel on September 18, 2021 at 8pm swiss time, 7pm Portsmouth time, 3pm EST. We have lots of surprises for you! We will be presenting the new chapters, the Stickipedia project and info about the upcoming symposium in Portsmouth.

You will also have the opportunity to react live and ask your questions. We can't wait to welcome you!

Past Events


SIRD Digital Event

Despite the postponement of the symposium to next year, we have decided to hold a virtual event on Saturday, September 19, 2020. This day will be marked by a rich program combining prerecorded content, presentations and live events.


2nd SIRD Symposium

From September 28-30 fifty-seven rudimental drummers from 13 countries met in Paris to share musical traditions from their countries relating to Rudimental Drumming, discuss notational systems and their impact on performance, discuss best practices around education and organization of support for traditional activities.


1st SIRD Symposium

The first international rudimental drummers' symposium drum symposium was held from September 9 to 11, 2016 in Bern, organized by the Swiss drum and fife association, with help from the Swiss military music.