The Roland V-Drums Contest is now in its fourth year, and every year we are so impressed by the amazingly talented drummers that audition!

The contest is divided into two groups: Junior (13-17) and Senior (18 and up). Drummers from across the country compete for some pretty awesome prizes (if we do say so ourselves!).  Haven’t heard of our contest before? Click here to find out more.

Out of hundreds of auditions, we are pleased to announce that this year’s Eastern and Western finalists are – Steve Mitchell of Brampton, ON and Issah Contractor of Vancouver, BC.  These two very talented drummers are preparing to battle it out on the Montreal Drum Fest Stage for the title of Roland V-Drums Contest National Grand Champion! Joining Steve and Issah onstage is this year’s Junior Grand Champion – Cameron Cordoviz of Winnipeg, MB.

Oh yes, and did we mention that Tony Royster Jr. will be our guest performer?! Excited? We are!

Roland’s Marketing Communications Manager, Caitlin Campbell, and Percussion Sales Specialist, Darren Schoepp, had the pleasure of calling our winners with the good news. Check it out!

Watch the Roland V-Drums Contest National Finals live online on Saturday, October 20, 2012 @ 11:00EST at