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Sabian Announces New Music Industry Mentorship Award

Sabian cymbals and the Sabian Education Network has announced the inaugural edition of the Don Famularo mentorship award. Named in honor of longtime Sabian ambassador Don Famularo, the program aims to elevate an early career drummer as they navigate the…

Modern Drummer
Sep 8, 2023

Bucks County Drum - Zildjian Contest Winner Announced

Congratulations to Gregory Foran of Pennsylvania who took home the prize in the Bucks County Drum Company and Zildjian Cymbals contest! Gregory won a three-piece Semi-Solid bop kit with a satin wenge veneer finish, Gretsch-style lugs, and black-nickel hardware. In…

Modern Drummer
Jul 19, 2016

Win a pair of signed Vic Firth drumsticks from Dirty Heads drummer Matt Ochoa, plus a signed vinyl copy of the Sound of Change

Due to a database error, The Dirty Heads contest has been extended until June 10th, 2015. Everyone who entered previously will need to reenter this contest for a change to win.   Register now to win a pair of signed…

Modern Drummer
Mar 27, 2015

Drumerica Announces 2014 Contest Finalists

Videos to be posted at   Drumerica, the National Contest For Young Drummers, has announced the names of the 18 finalists in this year’s competition. They are: • Swing/Blues (Groove Essentials Track #23): Chris Chandler • Latin (Groove Essentials…

Modern Drummer
Aug 27, 2014

Enter to Win 2 Tickets to See the Bonzo Birthday Bash East Coast Invasion

 The Ultimate Celebration for the Ultimate Drummer, John Henry Bonham of Led Zeppelin Brian Thomas Tichy and his partner Joe Sutton are bringing the Bonzo Bash celebration of John Bonham to New York and New Jersey for three shows. The…

Modern Drummer
May 16, 2013

Win a Master Class With Will Calhoun

To celebrate the release of his new CD on Motéma Music, Life in This World, Will Calhoun is teaming up with Modern Drummer to offer a thirty-minute master class to one lucky winner. If you’re in New York, he’ll work…

Modern Drummer
May 13, 2013

Enter to win a History of the Eagles 3-DVD Set and an Autographed Poster

This three-disc set includes History of the Eagles Part One and History of the Eagles Part Two, as well as Eagles Live at the Capital Centre: March 1977, featuring never-before-released performances from the band’s two-night stand at the Capital Centre…

Modern Drummer
Apr 26, 2013


We’re Getting Ready For NAMM. Are You? NAMM can be pretty frustrating for gear junkies. "Closed to the public?" Hey! What about the musicians who buy and play these instruments? An armed insurrection isn't in the cards this year, but…

Modern Drummer
Jan 1, 2013

Enter to Win One of These Incredible Prizes From Yamaha Drums!

Yamaha Drums Prize Package Contest   Contest valued at over $5,700!   1st Prize: Yamaha Rock Tour 4-pc drum set in Textured Red Sunburst with hardware. The Yamaha Rock Tour can stand up to the rigors of a busy touring…

Modern Drummer
Jan 4, 2012