Virtual Drum Battle


  JAPAN 2021



What's New

We have relaunched the Virtual Drum Battle website.

Please check out the new site below.

The winners of the quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals will be decided by your votes.
Voting is open for two days!

Please wait until the voting starts for the beginner class on August 10!




You can battle with percussionists from all over the world!

Virtual Drum Battle will begin!


About VDB

There are 4 age divisions.

[By age, you can participate according to your skill!]

 4 divisions of U-12, U-15, U-18, OPEN

 [Age at the time of application for participation will be the standard]

There are 5 classes: Beginner, Elementary,Intermediate, Intermediate +, Advanced

Introductory class and beginner class will be performed according to the BGM of "Turkish March" for 30 seconds.

Please check Mr. Okubo's video for a guideline for participating classes.

You can see the technique videos by Mr. Kenji Okubo, as the general supervisor, from the below link for the standards of each class.

The rules and assignment songs for each participating class can be found on the "MarchingExpress21" channel below.


↓ Participating class and assignment song "MarchingExpress21" channel ↓


"MarchingExpress21" YouTube address


↓ Improvement video that can be used for daily practice ↓

Improvement video "I-Language-Drum" [Kenji Okubo]YouTube channel

○ On Kenji Okubo's "I-Language-Drum" channel,

It can also be used to improve the skills of VDB competitions, and can also be used as a teaching material for daily practice and improvement.

We hope that you will watch the video and use it for VDB competitions and daily practice.

About the class, category, and set-piece 

Beginner: For those who recently started to play

Elementary: BPM 144, Closed (buzz) stroke, etc.

Intermediate: BPM 158, quintuplet, sextuplet, paradiddle, etc.

Intermediate +: BPM 180, Hi-mon, variable octuplet, back stick, etc.

Advanced: BPM 192,Hi-mom, toss, flam drag, flam five, etc.


* The copyright of the VDB tournament is owned by the VDB tournament organizer.

Secondary use such as copying, diversion, and sale of the provided information and videos is strictly prohibited without the permission of the right holder.

Main event: VIRTUAL Drum Battle Project
Co-sponsored by: MarchingExpress21
(Rainbow Project Co., Ltd.)
Nihon Pulse Co., Ltd.
General supervision: Kenji Okubo Advisor: Yuji Nakamura
Supported by: Yamaha Music Japan Co., Ltd.
Pearl Drums Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Dynasty Japan Co., Ltd.
Nonaka BOEKI Co., Ltd.
Hoshino Gakki Co., Ltd.
Bremen Co., Ltd.
Official Supporter: Drum Corps International