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Drummers sought for competition

Drummers sought for competition

Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2010 8:01 pm

“Next Great Drummer,” the nationwide drum-off competition for Tennessee youth and young adult drummers, will be held Sept. 16 at Sam Ash Music Store, located at 1647 Gallatin Pike North in Madison.
The event will begin at 6 p.m., with check-in at 4.
A weekly Reality Show, much like “American Idol” and “America’s Top Model,” the show will follow Eric Seats’ life as he auditions drummers from far and near.Drummers, both male and female ages 16 and older with drum experience, are being sought.
Contestants can expect serious competition. Those who succeed in each round will have to consistently demonstrate improvement, quality technique and “stand-out” appeal. In a fierce head-to-head competition, drummers hit center stage to battle it out for the No. 1 position, performing challenging pieces given to them by judges and show producers. With eliminations looming each week, drummers will need to stand out to win.
Drummers will be monitored to see if they are able to work well with others, follow directions and pick up new music. Additionally, drummers will be challenged to perform for audiences from the following music genre’s in local pubs/clubs/social events: Jazz, Latin, Fusion, Rock, R&B, Blues, Gospel, Punk, Funk, Neo Soul and more.
There is a $20 registration fee which must be paid in advance or in cash upon arrival. For more information, visit www.nextgreatdrummer.com.
Published in The Messenger 8.12.10

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