Mantra Percussion's Necessary Noise Festival is the largest percussion festival on the east coast. The festival provides an outlet for scholastic, collegiate, and professional musicians to share their talents in a variety of mediums while promoting the art of percussion to the greater community. Next year's festival takes place at New Jersey City University in Jersey City, New Jersey from April 1st-3rd (2016.)
3 days of workshops, competitions, showcase concerts, and clinics! All parts of our festival have the performer in mind. We want to hear young talent play! We want ensembles to show the world their music! We want performers of different ages and experiences sharing the stage together! We want musicians and ensembles to inspire each other!
To build strong artistic relationships with students, directors, parents, and all music lovers who find their way to our festival! Necessary Noise seeks to bring people from all different backgrounds together to establish a meaningful musical dialogue — it's what motivates us and ultimately helps our community grow!