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29 Sep

The Five-Star Big Beat Goes On!

Each participating store will be giving away about $16,000 worth of drum gear to participants in this exciting charity event that will benefit the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation and in some cities, the addition of a local charity as well. Plus, one lucky winner in one of the 11 cities will get a bass drum head with the Rush “Snakes & Arrows” artwork, autographed especially for this occasion by iconic drummer Neil Peart!

The Big Beat will bring together the largest gathering of drummers ever assembled across North America to celebrate the joy of drumming and raise money for worthwhile causes. Not only will eachlocation try to break the individual city record for the most drummers playing the same beat at one time, but the participants will also try to shatter the record the Big Beat set last year for drummers playing thesame beat in multiple cities at the same time! This marks the second year that the Five-Star Drum Shops group has organized this event, with the hope of expanding each year, until drummers across the globe are locked in on one worldwide groove.

Drummers of all skill levels and experience are encouraged to get involved and contact one of these participating Five-Star members for details:
Bellevue, WA: Donn Bennett Drum Studio -
Buffalo, NY: Buffalo Drum Outlet -
Champaign, IL: Skins-n-Tins Drum Shop -
Columbus, OH: Columbus Percussion -
Hollywood, FL: Resurrection Drums -
Houston, TX: The Percussion Center -
San Jose, CA: Lemmon Percussion-
St. Louis, MO: Drum Headquarters -
Toronto, ON: Just Drums -
Tulsa, OK: Drum World -
Willowick, OH: Stebal Drums -

Percussion vendors that so generously contributed are:
Dream Cymbals
Drum Fun
Drum Workshop
Extreme Headphones
Evans Drumheads
Gretsch Drums
Istanbul Agop Cymbals
Latin Percussion
Mapex Drums
Paiste Cymbals
Pearl Drums
Pro-Mark Drumsticks
Regal Tip Drumsticks
Remo Drumheads
Rhythm Tech
Rogers Drums
Sabian Cymbals
Sonor Drums
Tama Drums
Toca Percussion
Universal Percussion
Wuhan Cymbals
Yamaha Drums
Zildjian Cymbals

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