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Six Months Ago...

Six months ago, a rather critical and cynical public and media attitude towards London 2012 changed via "it might not be a total disaster" to "it's actually rather good" in a matter of minutes, as Danny Boyle's triumphant London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony unfolded.

Since then, various groups of Ceremonies Volunteers, such as the Thanks Tim cast, NHS Nurses, Working Men and Women, the Post-Olympic Dance group and of course ourselves, contributed to the London 2012 legacy with a variety of public performances, often in support of charities.

We, the Pandemonium Drummers, did no less than 35 performances in the past six months, collecting hundreds of pounds for charities including the Mo Farah Foundation, Children in Need, and a number of smaller charities.

We performed at high profile locations, including the Old Vic Tunnels, St Paul's Cathedral and St Pancras International, and participated in major parades, including the Lewes Bonfire Night and the London New Year's Day Parade - and we spontaneously formed the back of the Our Greatest Team parade that celebrated the Team GB and Paralympics GB athletes.


Some of our events were pure entertainment, others were a political protest; some were huge, others were small; in short, the events were as diverse as the members of the Pandemonium Drummers, who were recruited specially for the London 2012 Ceremonies from all sorts of backgrounds - the one thing we have in common is the will to put ourselves forward and offer our time for worthy purposes.

We will continue to do just that, more gigs are lined up, ideas are being circulated, and the enthusiasm has not diminished, so keep an eye on our events calendar, where more dates will be added soon.

And if you want us to play somewhere, get in touch.

In the meantime, relive the memory by watching the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony again!

ABOUTPandemonium Drummers

The Pandemonium Drummers were originally put together by London 2012 Ceremonies for the Pandemonium segment of Danny Boyle's spectacular Olympic Opening Ceremony. Following the Ceremony, the volunteer drummers kept on performing at a variety of events.

Based on their extensive training, they performed at other Opening Ceremonies, including the UEFA Champions League Final 2013, the FA Cup Final 2014, and the Heineken Cup Final 2014, and at a variety of large and small festivals as well as sports and community events. The Pandemonium Drummers are a returning act in London's major parades, including the London New Years' Day Parade, St Patrick's Day Parade, and the Lord Mayor's Show, and they coined Cheer Drumming, supporting runners at major sports events across the capital and beyond. The Pandemonium Drummers have supported the Special Olympics, the Teenage Cancer Trust, and a wide range of other charities.

The Pandemonium Drummers are a constituted association with charitable aims, and are working on a non-profit basis as volunteers.

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