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Roland U.S. is looking for the nation's best drummer with the 2010 V-Drums® Contest. Co-sponsored by DRUM! magazine, Remo, Drum Workshop, and Blue Man Group, the V-Drums Contest gives drummers the chance to compete at the local, regional, and national level with solo drum performances on the TD-20SX V-Pro® Series V-Drums, and win professional percussion gear and swag along the way.

Start by submitting a digital audition to qualify for one of 28 preliminary competitions to be held at a local music retailer, and the result could be a slot in the regional competition, or even the National Finals in Las Vegas, Nevada. Entries will be judged and selected by Roland U.S., who will be looking for musicianship, stage presence, and creative uses of technology in drum performances.

Digital auditions are being taken now through August 31, 2010, at www.RolandUS.com/VDrumsContest.

Digital Audition – August 1st – August 31st

  • Visit www.RolandUS.com/VDrumsContest to enter at one of 28 preliminary locations
  • 15 contestants per location will be chosen to compete in preliminary round

Preliminary Round – September 14th

  • One winner from each preliminary location will be chosen to compete in regional round
  • Preliminary Winner Prize:
— RMP-5 Rhythm Coach®
— PDS-2 Pad Stand
— Goodie Bags sponsored by Remo, Drum Workshop, DRUM!, and Blue Man Group


Regional Round – October 5th

  • One winner from each regional round will be chosen to compete in the National Finals
  • Regional Winner Prize:
— OCTAPAD™ SPD-30 Percussion Pad
— PDS-10 Pad Stand
— Gift Bags sponsored by Remo, Drum Workshop, DRUM!, and Blue Man Group


National Finals – November 4th

  • Sam Ash Music - Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Celebrity Judges from Co-Sponsors, Drum Artists
  • Guest performances by Blue Man Group and Thomas Lang
  • Grand Prize Winner
— TD-20SX V-Pro Series V-Drums Kit
— PM-30 Personal Monitor Amplifier
— DW 9000-Series: Hi-Hat Stand, Snare Stand, Double Pedal, Throne
— Remo Custom shell wraps
  • Second Place
— TD-9SX V-Tour® Series V-Drums Kit
— DW 5000-Series: Double Pedal, Throne

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