Mapex Drums’ DRUMMER OF TOMORROW United States Final to be Held at NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA on January 19th, 2012

Mapex Drums’ DRUMMER OF TOMORROW contest is gearing up for the United States Final round, being held at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA on January 19th! The performance is scheduled to take place at the Anaheim Hilton in California Pavilion C & D and begins at 8:00pm. Doors open at 7:30pm, and unlike most NAMM Show events that require a pass, the event is open to the public. Mapex wants everyone to experience these great musicians, the great young and up-and-coming talent, and especially have a great time though music.

The four Mapex Drums’ DRUMMER OF TOMORROW finalists set to perform are:

  • Joe Maddox – Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Stephen Mixson – Detroit, Michigan
  • Michael Davila – Kerrville, Texas
  • Rick Trice – Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

The finalists will be performing with Sinverguenzamusic. You can check out Sinverguenzamusic at Sinverguenzamusic includes acclaimed musicians who have played with artists’ like Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, Phil Collins, and Madonna. The all-star band is led by Mapex artist Walfredo Reyes, Jr.

These four winners advanced from the eight-man Semifinal held in Seattle and Miami in 2011. All of their performance videos, including their Semifinal performance, can be seen at  The winner will travel to Frankfurt, Germany to compete against twelve other countries for the World Title in April. 

The winners of the DRUMMER OF TOMORROW contest will be entered to receive over $50,000 in prizes and drum gear.  Prizes include drum sets from Mapex Drums, cymbals from Zildjian, drumheads from Remo, drum sticks from Vic Firth and songbooks from Alfred Music Publishing.  In addition, the top winner will win an Artist Endorsement Contract from Mapex Drums, and will appear on the company’s official Artist Roster.

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