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Drumerica 2014 Winners

Drumerica announces and congratulates the winners of the 2014 Drumerica National Competition For Young Drummers... 1st Place: David Cola, 2nd Place: Jarod Deshong, 3rd Place: Juleius Sanders. To view all of the entries from the top young drummers in America, visit www.drumerica.us.

Contest organizers want to thank all the great young Drumericans who took the time to participate in this year’s contest. The judges reported that, in many cases, the scoring was very close. The finalists’ videos and all other contest entries can be viewed on the www.drumerica.us website. The 2014 Drumerica Champions will be announced the week of September 1st.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place “Drumericans” will receive nearly $25,000 in prizes from top companies such as Musician’s Friend, School Of Rock, Crush Drum, TRX Cymbals, Evans, Promark, Modern Drummer, KAT Percussion and Desert Rock Sound Studios along with Hudson Music, Drum Guru, Cympad, KickPort, Gator, CRX, Drumlite, Alternative Press, Direct Sound, Jam Hub, Bass Plate, Drum Fun and the Percussive Arts Society.

The finalists and winners are selected by judging panels made up of world-famous drummers and drum educators, including Gorden Campbell, Tommy Igoe, Arin Ilejay, Cobus Potgieter, Johnny Rabb, Steve Smith, Bryan Hitt, Hannah “Ford” Welton, Jake Garland, John DeChristopher, Demian Arriaga, Dylan Taylor, Nia Lovelis and Antoine Fadavi plus the editors of Modern Drummer magazine.