To dream of drums represents feelings about the repetitive nature of a situation. Behavior or situations that feel non-stop. Something is happening all the time. It may also reflect pressure you feel from someone else to do something all the time.
Alternatively, drums may represent feelings of self-determination or progressing in a situation on your own terms. You or someone else that is only willing to do things their own way. A strong will or sticking by your decisions.
Positively, drums may reflect how good it feels to notice something you like happening all the time. Progress, momentum, or keeping pace. It may also mean you are trying to prove to others that you can keep up.
Negatively, may reflect a feeling that something bad keeps recurring. Negative momentum or progress you don’t want to experience. Feeling annoyed by recurring experiences or behavior. Consider the phrase the “drums of war.”
Example: A man dreamed of seeing someone playing in front of him that annoyed him. In waking life his business partner refused to stop plans for the business that he didn’t agree with. The reflected the dreamer’s feelings about their partners unrelenting drive to keep repeating behavior that he didn’t agree with.