Roland U.S. has announced the V-Drums® World Championship 2, the second annual international competition to find the top drummer in the world.
The U.S. portion of the V-Drums® World Championship 2 begins with the V-Drums U.S. National Championship. The U.S. national competition gives drummers throughout the U.S. a chance to make history by competing nationwide with solo drum performances on the TD-30KV V-Drums V-Pro® Series and other Roland percussion products. This is the third consecutive year Roland U.S. has sponsored the U.S. National Championship. Along the way, U.S. contestants can win professional percussion gear and swag, with the National Champion earning the opportunity to represent the U.S. at the V-Drums World Championship 2 in April, 2013, in Frankfurt, Germany.
Contestants will enter by submitting a video audition via YouTube. Forty-eight semi-finalists will compete in September to participate in the US finals on October 31at PASIC in Austin, Texas. One lucky winner will receive a receive a TD-30KV V-Pro® drum set, Drum Workshop hardware, and other prizes. The runner-up will receive a TD-15KV V-Tour® drum set, Drum Workshop hardware, and other prizes. Additional prizes from DRUM! magazine and Vic Firth will be awarded to selected contestants during all phases of the U.S. contest.