Beat 2009 Young Drummer first prize announced

As previously reported the Beat 2009 event and Young Drummer competition is almost upon us. Click here for full details.

We can now confirm the first prize for the winner of the Beat 2009 Young Drummer Competition. The lucky winner will walk away with a fantastic bespoke snare drum which has been very kindly donated by Guru Drumworks.

As the saying goes you have to be in it to win it, so if you haven't entered yet then now is the time to act. You still have time to enter and you can find out all the relevant info here.

The competition closing date is 15 October 2009.

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. In addition to testing the latest music gear, with a particular focus on electronic drums, it's my job to manage the 300+ buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear for them at the best prices. I dabble with guitar, but my main instrument is the drums, which I have been playing for 24 years. I've been a part of the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Roland, Boss, Laney and Natal.