Vater Sponsors Hit Like a Girl Contest

Vater is proud to join DRUM! Magazine, Tom Tom Magazine and others in sponsoring “Hit Like A Girl 2012,” the first ever drumming contest for girls and women. Vater Artists

The online competition will be hosted at HitLikeAGirl.com and is open to female drumset players of all ages, levels, types and styles. Entries in the form of 3-5 minute performance videos will be accepted from February 1 through March 31, 2012 with the winners to be announced May 1. The video entries will be posted on the Hit Like A Girl 2012 YouTube channel and must include a brief, written description of the player’s influences and/or reasons for drumming. Since the competition will take place online, players can participate from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.

For the final rounds, the top videos will be judged by a stellar panel of female drum artists, including Vater Artists Jess Bowen (The Summer Set), Kim Thompson (Beyoncé), Hannah Ford (Bellevue Suite) and more. Judging criteria will include technique, time, feel, creativity, personality, passion and showmanship. Fans, friends and drum enthusiasts from around the world will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites in the preliminary rounds through YouTube viewer rankings.

Contest prizes will feature a complete drum and cymbal set along with sticks, heads, cases and a variety of other accessories and merch totaling over $10,000.

For a complete list of contest rules, prizes and entry instructions, go to HitLikeAGirl.com!

 

Posted by Chad on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 11:18 PM

NAMM Artist Signing Schedule

Vater Artist Signings Confirmed for the 2012 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA Include:

Friday January 20th
 
12:00 PM
 
Steven Adler (Adler's Appetite/Guns N' Roses)

1-1:45 PM

Bennie Rogers (Mariah Carey)
Tony Escapa (Ricky Martin)
Robin Diaz (Daughtry)
Manny Dominick (Travie McCoy/Chester French)
Mike Clemons (Israel Houghton and New Breed)


Saturday January 21st
 
1-1:45 PM

Jeremy Spencer (Five Finger Death Punch)
Richard Christy (Charred Walls of the Damned/Howard Stern Show)
Tony Hajjar (At The Drive In/Sparta)
Jay Lane (Primus)
Mike Byrne (Smashing Pumpkins)
 
 
Come on by Vater Booth # 3072 in Hall D to check out all the new Vater Products for 2012, grab a copy of the new Vater Catalog and meet some of your favorite Vater Artists...you never know who you'll run into at the Vater booth!
 
  
 
 

 

Posted by Chad on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 9:31 AM

Modern Drummer Readers Poll 2012

Vater is well represented in the 2012 Modern Drummer Readers Poll! Head on over to ModernDrummer.com and cast your vote. Vater Artist nominees in the various categories include: Chad Smith, Josh Freese, Chris McHugh, Virgil Donati, Mike Johnston, Jim Riley, Eric Slick, Jay Lane, Matt Flynn, Matt Halpern, Jeremy Spencer, Brann Dailor, Chris Dave and Ari Hoenig.
  
 

Posted by Chad on Wednesday, January 04, 2012 12:10 AM
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