By Andy Doerschuk Published August 8, 2010
(Left) Try not to drool as you check out the Grand Prize kit
With less than two weeks before DRUM! Magazine Rhythm Night lights up downtown San Jose with the dynamic drumming of David Garibaldi, Thomas Pridgen, and Marco Minnemann, the organizers are pleased to announce a bevy of fabulous prizes to be raffled at the event.
All told, more than $15,000 in prizes will be given away. Topping the list is a gorgeous Grand Prize drum kit featuring DW drums and hardware and Zildjian cymbals valued at $12,000. The drum kit is a collectible 6-piece DW Exotics Natural Lacquer over Red Gum with 23" x 20" bass drum, 10" x 9" and 12" x 10" toms, 14" x 12" and 16" x 14" floor toms, and a 14" x 6.5" matching snare. The set comes outfitted with Zildjian A Custom cymbals, including 14" hi-hats, 16" and 18" crashes, and a 20" Medium ride. A DW hardware pack completes the configuration with a 9300 snare stand, two 9999 tom cymbal stands, three 9700 boom cymbal stands, 5500TD hi-hat, 5002AD3 double pedal, and 9100M throne.
Sixteen additional raffle winners will be drawn to receive either a collectible custom-made Dunnett snare drum, a Zildjian 16" A Medium Thin crash cymbal, a 21" Sabian AAX Raw Bell Dry Ride, an 18" Sabian AAX Ozone Crash, one of three bricks of Vic Firth sticks, one of four sets of Puresound snare wires, one of three sets of Remo 14" Ambassador X batter/Ambassador Hazy resonant snare heads, a brick of Pro-Mark Richie Hayward Autograph sticks, or a one-year subscription to DRUM! Magazine.
Raffle tickets will be sold for $1 apiece, with all profits donated to Richie Hayward, administered by Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a benevolent organization that provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. Hayward, the founding drummer for the seminal American rock band Little Feat, announced last year that he was battling severe liver disease without the benefit of health insurance.
Tickets for DRUM! Magazine Rhythm Night are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, and are available at drummagazine.com/rhythmnight or by calling 408-971-9794, ex. 210. Cosponsors for DRUM! Magazine Rhythm Night include DW, Evans, Remo, Sabian, Vic Firth, Yamaha, Pro-Mark, Zildjian, and KFOG.