Editor’s Note: This story was corrected to reflect the accurate day. The event is Saturday, Nov. 20.
How fast are your sticks?
Uptown Music wants to find out.
The 8th Annual Valley’s Fastest Drummer competition kicked off Nov. 1, with finals at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at the store, located at 3827 River Road N.
Qualifying runs through Nov. 19, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. There are two categories: Fastest Hands and Fastest Feet, both testing how many notes the contestant can perform in 60 seconds.
More than $1,000 in prizes will be given away, including a Pearl snare drum valued at more than $320, Pearl pedals, Evans drum head, Sabian and Zildjian gear.
Past winners have posted scores in the range of 800-1,000 notes. Past winners include Kyle Castronovo, Brandon Baldwin and Mike Anderson.
Open to all ages and styles. For more information contact Shane Hall at Uptown Music at 503-393-4437 or visit UptownMusicOnline.com.