The results are in but if you were following the conversation on Twitter (#vdrumscontest) you probably already know that this year’s V-Drums U.S. National Champion is Pat Kennedy from Manor, TX. The Runner-up is Phillip “PJ” Hill from Milwaukee, WI. Patrick will represent the U.S. at the V-Drums World Championship 2 contest in Frankfurt, Germany in April, 2013. You can still check out their entry videos and bios here.
Grand prize winner, Patrick received a TD-30KV drum kit and PJ won a TD-15KV kit for the runner-up spot. Both winners also received DW hardware and bricks of Vic Firth drum sticks. Again, apologies for the live stream cut off. We received great comments about our stream quality up until we went offline, thanks Danita Barber (Twitter handle: @whatuKnowGood).
Funny how things happen at deciding moments or during Thomas Lang’s compelling performance. We’ll keep the #vdrumscontest hashtag alive for the V-Drums World Championships in Frankfurt next year. Special thanks to our Twitter audience for keeping things interesting!