f.a.q. on drum-off global

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ORIGIN & WRITE UP OF DRUM-OFF GLOBAL

What is DRUM-OFF GLOBAL?


Drum-Off Global is an annual international drum competition that gives drummers an opportunity to showcase their skills in a drum solo on an acoustic drum set without any backing tracks or use of electronics. This invaluable platform is also used to advance any drummers’ career further.

Since its inception, the competition have elevated many drummers from many countries, helping them in their pursuit for music-related careers and putting them on a grand and well received platform, allowing their talent to shine even brighter.
It also presents the perfect space for drummers to see drummers from other parts of the world. Being a true international competition, Drum-Off Global is open to drummers of all races, nationalities and genders and all levels of drumming.

Most importantly, it encourages drummers to get out of their comfort zone and push themselves to improve, and perform the best version of their performance, taking on new ideas and techniques, and turning it into a style of their own. Past Grand Champions and competitors from Asia Pacific, North & South America and Europe have participated in this competition both online and 'live'.
In 2020, we will adopt an unprecedented format and the first and only in the world:

'ELEVATING DRUMMERS EVERYWHERE'

When we say "everywhere", we mean everywhere. All 197 countries on the planet will have their own Drum-Off, and after their winners are chosen, they will not stop there; they will progress up to the global level; to drum-off against all other country winners through an ONLINE format. No more boundaries, No more hurdles, No more obstruction to your right to be the one to represent your country on the global stage and to win in Drum-Off Global!




What is the Mission of Drum-Off Global organization?


The Drum-Off Global organization's mission is to promote excellent drumming & top musicianship and to lead the Global drumming movement aka "Elevating Drummers Everywhere".




What is the Vision of Drum-Off Global organization?


The vision of Drum-Off Global is to build a bigger, more vibrant and robust music industry with drummers taking a lead role.
Second and also a core vision, is to very soon gather all the country winners in one host country. We undertake this massive task because we love Drummers and Drumming!




What is Drum-Off Global so passionately trying to advocate through its drum competition?


Firstly, the Drum-Off Global organization does not advocate that playing Music or Drums should be like taking part in a sports competition, but however, the element of “reaching higher” during the preparations for a competition like Drum-Off Global with its vastness inevitably turns the drummer that joins into a much better player. It is evident with all the Music competitions around the world and how many, many music legends emerged from these contests through the generations.
…and if nothing else, the person that you should be concerned about “beating” should be none other than yourself!




Why is Drum-Off Global finals not a “live” event in 2020?


Short Answer : Needs proper country organizers in each country.
Long answer : We are in the process of guiding and facilitating every country to have their own Drum-Off (and every country Drum-Off should be helmed by their own countrymen, don’t you agree?) because we are creating and curating a bona fide, genuine world-wide drum competition where every country get to present their undisputed winners to the Drum-Off Global platform and drum-off against the rest of the world.
When the time comes, that there are 50 or more country Drum-Off organizers rising up to the occasion to do what they rightfully need to do and fully support their winners in travels and subsidies, then the Drum-Off Global finals would become a “Live” event!




Is COVID-19 the reason that Drum-Off Global has decided to be an Online Final this year?


HAHAHA DEFINITELY NOT! We have decided to make it online since December 2019.
Now, with the current spreading of COVID-19, it makes even more sense to craft and practice your solos safely in the comfort of your homes/studios and record them privately! Be a socially responsible drummer!




Why is there no Girls Category this year?


It is because after past 3 years of having this category, the ladies are ready now!
Come on ladies, you can win it too! Drumming was never just meant for the boys!




Why only feature the Acoustic Drum set in Drum-Off Global 2020?


The Acoustic Drum set, as an instrument, is arguably the most versatile and most widely used percussion instrument in the world today.

And with your continued support, we will feature the other popular percussion instruments in time to come.





COMMUNITY SUPPORT - GET INVOLVED!

Why is the local Country Organizer important for my country?


Simply the only right thing to do: a country organizer should be established to manage and hone her own drumming talents and help them to reach higher levels and give them better opportunities as a drummer be it local and overseas.




What are the advantages of being a local country organiser of my country’s Drum-Off?


  • Help your country drummers feel that their country is supporting them all the way
  • Be part of a competition that does not stop at country level but progresses onto a higher global level

  • Be a first mover in your country
  • 
Strengthen your legacy

  • Build the Drumming community
  • 
Inspire more drummers and new drummers 

  • Elevate the drummers in your country

  • Build a branded sustainable business that is passionate for the Drum arts of your country




What if no local country organizer rises up in my country?


Then you should all put your heads together and decide what to do for the future generations of drummers in your country. Therefore, regarding 2021, reach out to local organizations that care about this same exact future and get them to write to contact@DrumOffGlobal.org and indicate the subject as : Country Organizer for [insert your country here].




Why does my country page flashes “Awaiting Country Judges”?


If this is still flashing, it simply means there is no local country organizer as well. If there was, the judges will be chosen by them.




Who should judge my country's drummers?


None other than those that you know are qualified from your country. And they will certainly leave a great legacy behind.
As an example: Would Michael Phelps be more interested to help German swimmers than USA swimmers? Absolutely NOT!.
(Fact: Michael has 23 Olympic Gold medals representing USA in Swimming)




If there is no local Country Organizer in my country, can I reach out to a famous professional local drummer and even a local celebrity to volunteer as a judge for my country Drum-Off?


Yes and rightfully so.




Where should they write to if they are willing volunteer as judge?


contact@DrumOffGlobal.org and indicate the subject as : Country judge for Must be sent in by 1 July 2020 for our consideration.
All decisions by the Drum-Off Global committee is however final.




Who are the judges for country Drum-Offs?


For Country Drum-Offs managed by Fest Events International, the judges will be Fest Events International. And will also await the volunteering of professional judges that will come from that country.
For country Drum-Offs with local country organizer, please refer to their judges.




What are the judging criterias for Country Drum-Offs?


Your performance will be judged on skills, technique, groove, originality, creativity, on-screen presence and overall performance. Usage of any relevant and suitable stick tricks to add value to your drum performance is allowed.
*Usage of any relevant original ‘country rhythm’ is encouraged.




Can winning a non- Drum-Off Global affiliated drum competition in my country grant me a place in the Drum-Off Global finals?


No and Not possible, unless that Drum Competition enters into an exclusive partnership with Drum-Off Global. In every country, only the organizer that is linked to Drum-Off Global has the privilege of entering their winners to the Global round to drum-off against 196 other countries.




What will I get as a country Drum-Off winner?


An honor and well deserved opportunity to represent your country at DRUM-OFF GLOBAL 2020.
A certificate of acknowledgement and an undisputed title as one of the top drummers in your country.
For country Drum-Offs with local country organizer, please refer to what else they will offer.




If I want to appear as a finalist representing my country on the main Drum-Off Global page, what must I first do?


You will need to first take part in your country Drum-Off and win in your category. You can register here.





COUNTRY ORGANIZER & COUNTRY DRUM-OFFs

Why is the local Country Organizer important for my country?


Simply the only right thing to do: a country organizer should be established to manage and hone her own drumming talents and help them to reach higher levels and give them better opportunities as a drummer be it local and overseas.




What are the advantages of being a local country organiser of my country’s Drum-Off?


  • Help your country drummers feel that their country is supporting them all the way
  • Be part of a competition that does not stop at country level but progresses onto a higher global level

  • Be a first mover in your country
  • 
Strengthen your legacy

  • Build the Drumming community
  • 
Inspire more drummers and new drummers 

  • Elevate the drummers in your country

  • Build a branded sustainable business that is passionate for the Drum arts of your country




What if no local country organizer rises up in my country?


Then you should all put your heads together and decide what to do for the future generations of drummers in your country. Therefore, regarding 2021, reach out to local organizations that care about this same exact future and get them to write to contact@DrumOffGlobal.org and indicate the subject as : Country Organizer for [insert your country here].




Why does my country page flashes “Awaiting Country Judges”?


If this is still flashing, it simply means there is no local country organizer as well. If there was, the judges will be chosen by them.




Who should judge my country's drummers?


None other than those that you know are qualified from your country. And they will certainly leave a great legacy behind.
As an example: Would Michael Phelps be more interested to help German swimmers than USA swimmers? Absolutely NOT!.
(Fact: Michael has 23 Olympic Gold medals representing USA in Swimming)




If there is no local Country Organizer in my country, can I reach out to a famous professional local drummer and even a local celebrity to volunteer as a judge for my country Drum-Off?


Yes and rightfully so.




Where should they write to if they are willing volunteer as judge?


contact@DrumOffGlobal.org and indicate the subject as : Country judge for Must be sent in by 1 July 2020 for our consideration.
All decisions by the Drum-Off Global committee is however final.




Who are the judges for country Drum-Offs?


For Country Drum-Offs managed by Fest Events International, the judges will be Fest Events International. And will also await the volunteering of professional judges that will come from that country.
For country Drum-Offs with local country organizer, please refer to their judges.




What are the judging criterias for Country Drum-Offs?


Your performance will be judged on skills, technique, groove, originality, creativity, on-screen presence and overall performance. Usage of any relevant and suitable stick tricks to add value to your drum performance is allowed.
*Usage of any relevant original ‘country rhythm’ is encouraged.




Can winning a non- Drum-Off Global affiliated drum competition in my country grant me a place in the Drum-Off Global finals?


No and Not possible, unless that Drum Competition enters into an exclusive partnership with Drum-Off Global. In every country, only the organizer that is linked to Drum-Off Global has the privilege of entering their winners to the Global round to drum-off against 196 other countries.




What will I get as a country Drum-Off winner?


An honor and well deserved opportunity to represent your country at DRUM-OFF GLOBAL 2020.
A certificate of acknowledgement and an undisputed title as one of the top drummers in your country.
For country Drum-Offs with local country organizer, please refer to what else they will offer.




If I want to appear as a finalist representing my country on the main Drum-Off Global page, what must I first do?


You will need to first take part in your country Drum-Off and win in your category. You can register here.





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