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54th Season - Drum Competition
Call for Applications

Open to citizens and/or residents of The Bahamas only.

NOTE: It is not possible to save a partial application and come back to it later.  It is therefore recommended that all
documents to be uploaded be readily available, and all responses be prepared in advance and then cut and pasted in.

Must be an enrolled high school student during the 2022-2023 academic year.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Monday  9 January 2023

Monday 6 February 2023

Monday 6 March 2023

Friday 7 April 2023

April or May 2023

Completed online application due.

Finalists announced.

Competition Final Round submission is due.

Winners Announced

Winners perform in NMS Season Finale Concert, Baha Mar


Doug Walter

Neil Symonette

Frederick Seymour

Categories & Prizes

First Prize - Ludwig Drum Set

Audience Choice Award - Cajon Box Drum

General Information
Academic Information 
Musical Bio
Personal Statement
Do you currently own your own instrument?
Upload a headshot / photo  of you with your instrument.
Upload File
Performance Information 
Upload three performance videos to YouTube (save as unlisted): ONE video performing the two exercises provided (see NOTE below) and TWO videos (2-3 minutes in length) performing pieces in contrasting styles, both with either a live band or backing track. Please clearly state the name of each piece at the beginning of each video. Share the links in the spaces below.
NOTE - Perform the rudiments as demonstrated in the video links below. For both the SINGLE PARADIDDLE and NINE STROKE ROLL, play them by starting slowly and then accelerating for about 30 seconds, holding at the fastest speed for 10 seconds and then slowing.




I agree to the terms, which will include a written progress report and performance video within one year, as well as performing for NMS in the future.
I grant NMS the right to post my performance videos online as part of the Audience Choice Awards.

Thanks for submitting!

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