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Drummer of Tomorrow Video Contest
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Due July 31st, 2011 - The world's leading companies in the drum business are joining forces to discover and promote the next generation of drumming talent from around the country. This Showcase is called The Drummer Of Tomorrow.

On your own acoustic or electronic drumset, show off your best 3-minute drum solo OR play along with a pre-recorded track. You must choose one of the tracks provided by the contest sponsors. Judges will be looking at your style, musicality, originality, technique, dynamics, and groove.

Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.

Prizes

Eight Viewer’s Choice Weekly Prizes ( one per week for eight weeks)
   - Zildjian Aor A Custom Ride Cymbal. Winner’s Choice (ARV: $591)
   -  Black Panther 10” Snare Drum ($379)
   -  Vic Firth Bricks of American Classic Drum Sticks: Winners’ Choice, 8 pair American Classic 5B Chop Out Drumsticks  ($1912)
   - Mapex Black Panther 10” Snare Drum ($379)
   - Alfred Music Publishing Ultimate Drum Play-Along: Rush ($20)
   - Mapex Black Panther 10” Snare Drum ($379)
   - Remo 14” Adinkra Djembe ($362)
   - Mapex Black Panther 10” Snare Drum ($379)
   - Mapex Black Panther 10” Snare Drum ($379)
      Total ARV: $4,780

Sixteen First Round Prizes
Qualifying First Round Winners will be invited to compete in the Quarterfinal in Nashville, TN, with round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations provided by the Contest Sponsor. They will also receive the following prizes:
   - Mapex Raptor P900D Double Pedal (ARV: $7184)
   - Zildjian Super Drumstick Bag ($560)
   - Vic Firth Brick of Sticks and One pair American Classic 5B Chop Out Drumsticks ($4,624)
   - Alfred Music Publishing’s On the Beaten Path Prize Pack:On the Beaten Path, On the Beaten Path: Metal, On the Beaten Path: Progressive Rock ($1,118)
   - Remo PowerStroke Pro Bass Drum Head ($1,344)
       Total ARV: $14,830

Eight Quarterfinal Prizes
Qualifying Quarterfinal Winners will be invited to compete in the Semifinal in Bellevue, Washington or Miami, Florida with round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations provided by the Contest Sponsor. They will also receive the following prizes:
   - Mapex Black Panther Special Edition Snare Drum (ARV: $1596)    - Zildjian Super Cymbal Bag ($799)
   - Vic Firth Brick of American Classic Sticks
   - Winners’ Choice, One pair American Classic 5B Chop Out Drumsticks, One Vic Firth Drum Key, One Vic Firth Stick Caddy ($3,318)
   - Alfred Music Publishing’s Drum Atlas Series Pack: Drum Atlas: Cuba, Drum Atlas: Salsa, Drum Atlas: India, Drum Atlas: Brazil, Drum Atlas: Jamaica, Drum Atlas: Africa ($814)
   - Remo Tom and Snare Head Packs ($620)
       Total ARV: $7,147

Four Semifinal Prizes
Qualifying Semifinal Winners will be invited to compete in the US Final in Anaheim, California with round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations provided by the Contest Sponsor. They will also receive the following prizes:
   - Mapex Black Panther Special Edition Snare Drum (ARV: $1596)
    - Zildjian A, A Custom, K or K Custom Hi-hat cymbals: Winner’s Choice ($2952) 
   - 4 Vic Firth Bricks of Winner’s Signature Sticks, One pair American Classic 5B Chop Out Drumsticks, One Vic Firth Drum Key, One Vic Firth Stick Caddy, One Pair Vic Firth Legacy Brushes, One Vicpack, One Vic Firth Single-sided Practice Pad, One pair Vic Firth American Classic 5A Dual Tone drumsticks, One pair Vic Firth Bundle Sticks ($5,294) 
 - Alfred Music Publishing’s Led Zeppelin Prize Pack: Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin Platinum Drums, Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin II Platinum Drums, Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin III Platinum Drums, Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin IV Platinum Drums, Led Zeppelin: Physical Graffiti Platinum Drums, Led Zeppelin: Coda Platinum Drums, Led Zeppelin: In Through the Out Door Platinum Drums, Led Zeppelin: Presence Platinum Drums($639)
   - Remo Turntable Sound Shape with Snare Unit ($620)
       Total ARV: $11,101

One U.S. Final Grand Prize
The Qualifying US Final Winner will be invited to compete in the World Final in Frankfurt, Germany with round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations provided by the Contest Sponsor. They will also receive the following prizes:
   - Mapex Saturn Series Limited Edition 5-piece drum kit, with hardware (ARV: $4,332)
   - Zildjian set of cymbals [A or K Crashes (matched), splash and 16” China] ($3,000)
   - 12 Vic Firth Bricks of Winner’s Signature Sticks, One pair American Classic 5B Chop Out Drumsticks, One Vic Firth Drum Key, One Vic Firth Stick Caddy, One Pair Vic Firth Legacy Brushes, One Vicpack, One Vic Firth Single-sided Practice Pad, One pair Vic Firth American Classic 5A Dual Tone drumsticks, One pair Vic Firth Bundle Sticks ($3,132)
   - Alfred Music Publishing’s DVD Prize Pack: The Drummers of Frank Zappa, Buddy Rich: Up Close, Buddy Rich Memorial Scholarship Concerts, Billy Martin's Life on Drums, Danny Seraphine: The Art of Jazz Rock Drumming, Todd Sucherman: Methods & Mechanics, Neil Peart: Fire on Ice, John Riley's The Master Drummer($209)
   - Remo Shopping Spree ($500)
      Total ARV: $11,173

One Under 18 Grand Prize
  - Mapex Meridian Maple 6-piece Drum Set with Hardware (ARV: $1955)

Eligibility
To enter this Contest you must be at least 14 years of age and a lawful permanent resident of any of the 48 contiguous United States or the District of Columbia and must physically reside therein at the time of entry. Contestants must be 14 years of age or older to compete. Prizes will be separated by age group, with a 1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place product prize awarded to contestants under the age of 18. To be eligible for the Quarterfinal, Semifinal, U.S. Final, and World Final rounds, contestants must be 18 years of age or older on or before July 31st, 2011. You must be authorized to travel outside of the United States of America to Frankfurt, Germany to compete in the Drummer of Tomorrow World Final. You must be a qualified amateur to participate in the Contest. A "Qualified Amateur" is defined as one who does not (1) earn more than $20,000 adjusted gross per year as a professional musician, based on the prior tax year (supporting documentation may be requested to verify), or (2) is not a party to any endorsement contract that, in the Sponsor's sole determination, conflicts with or competes with one of the Contest Entities or Prize Givers. For purposes of clarity, the term "professional musician" does not include teaching music or giving music lessons, and incomes derived there from will not be counted in determination of a Contestant's Qualified Amateur status.

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