Guitar Center's Drum-Off has begun it's 25th annual search for the next great undiscovered drummer. The Drum-Off is free and open to drummers ages 16 and up. Contestants can enter at any local Guitar Center, and the grand prize pacakge is a valued at over $45,000. This prize includes $25,00 cash, a Roland electronic drum kit, a custom DW drumkit, a set of Sabian, Zildjian or Meinl cymbals, a VIP experience at NAMM 2014, and much more.
Each contestant will be required to perform on a 5-piece acoustic drum kit complete with hardware, cymbals, cowbell, throne and the option to incorporate the Roland SPD-30 Octapad into the competition kit. All contestants will be evaluated by a panel of independent and credible judges on the following criteria: skills & technique, groove, originality, stage presence, and overall performance.
For more information on entering the contest, you can visit the Drum-Off homepage, here.