Due to the high number of late submissions, the deadline to enter the Drumerica National Contest For Young Drummers has been extended to 12:01 AM, Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Players can still visit www.drumerica.us, download one of the jazz, rock, Latin, R&B and metal play-along tracks, record a drum video, upload it to YouTube and register for a chance to win $1000’s in prizes from leading drum companies, be judged by a panel of celebrity judges and have their entries viewed by other drummers.
In addition, all video entries can now be viewed on the www.drumerica.us website.
1st, 2nd and 3rd place “Drumericans” will receive nearly $25,000 in prizes from top companies such as Musician’s Friend, School Of Rock, Crush Drum, TRX Cymbals, Evans, Promark, Modern Drummer, KAT Percussion and Desert Rock Sound Studios along with Hudson Music, Drum Guru, Cympad, KickPort, Gator, CRX, Drumlite, Alternative Press, Direct Sound, Jam Hub, Bass Plate, Drum Fun and the Percussive Arts Society.
The winners 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, Bryan Hitt, Hannah “Ford” Welton, Daru Jones, Big Mike Clemons, Jake Garland, Tino Arteaga, John DeChristopher, Demian Arriaga, Dylan Taylor, Nia Lovelis and Antoine Fadavi plus the editors of Modern Drummer magazine.
Visit www.drumerica.us to download the free, official play-along tracks and view the full list of prizes, sponsors and judges. For a chance to win prizes in Drumerica’s random drawings and mini-contests, follow Drumerica on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.