Drum Off

Roland Corporation U.S. is now a sponsor of Guitar Center’s 27th annual Drum-Off search for the next great drummer. Free and open to drummers across the country, entrants will compete for a chance to win a grand-prize package valued at over $45,000 that includes cash, gear, endorsement deals, studio time and a GC Buyer’s Guide feature. Prizes feature products from a variety of manufacturers, including a Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad, a PM-30 Personal Monitor Amplifier, BT-1 Bar Trigger Pad for both electronic and acoustic drums, and a grand prize consisting of a Roland TD-30K V-Drums electronic drum kit, valued at U.S. $5299 MSRP. Contestants will have a chance to play some of Roland’s V-Drums products during the in-store preliminaries.

Drum-Off begins with store preliminary competitions at 251 Guitar Center locations. Contestants will be judged on a three-minute performance, and one winner from each store’s finals competition will be chosen to move up to the quarter-finals, followed by semi-finals at five store locations. Five winners chosen at the semi-finals will then convene at Club Nokia in Los Angeles CA to compete in the finals for the grand prize on January 16, 2016 in front of a live audience and a panel of judges.

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