Beginning July 1, 2014, 13 to 18 year old, U.S.-based drummers can enter Drumerica, the National Competition for Young Drummers, by recording a drum video, uploading it to YouTube and registering at www.drumerica.us. Participants will not only have a chance to win $1000’s in prizes from leading drum companies, their entries will also be viewed by drummers around the world and judged by a panel of celebrity judges.
Drumerica’s entry period runs from July 1 to August 1, 2014. The contest is open to 13-18 year-old boys and girls who are current residents of the U.S.A. and is sponsored by Musician’s Friend, School Of Rock, Crush Drum, TRX Cymbals, Evans, Promark, Modern Drummer, KAT Percussion and Desert Rock Sound Studios along with a dozen other top drum, accessory and media companies. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place “Drumericans” will receive nearly $25,000 in prizes and will be selected by judging panels made up of world-famous drummers and drum educators, including Kenny Aronoff, Gorden Campbell, Tommy Igoe, Arin Ilejay, Ray Luzier, Cobus Potgieter, Johnny Rabb, Kent Slucher, Steve Smith and Hannah “Ford” Welton plus the editors of Modern Drummer magazine and more.
Visit www.drumerica.us/backing-tracks to download the free, official play-along tracks, www.drumerica.us/prizes to view the prizes, www.drumerica.us/sponsors for sponsors and www.drumerica.us/judges for judges. For a chance to win prizes in Drumerica’s random drawings and mini contests, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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