The first-ever "TRICK or BEAT 2020" Virtual Drumline Competition hosted by The Drumline Network™ is officially scheduled for October 31st and begins at 11am Eastern Standard Time!

This inaugural event is the premier event of The Drumline Network™ and will feature groups from around the world in what promises to be the most engaging and unique competition ever presented in a virtual format. Featuring special clinics, guest judges, and some of the most dedicated and exciting performers around, the "TRICK or BEAT" 2020 will be a special day that we're excited to share with everyone!!!

For more information please contact us via trickorbeat@drumlinenetwork.com

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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Trick or Beat Main - Extended Registrati
 

COST: FREE TO ENTER

DATE: OCTOBER 31, 2020

START TIME: 11AM EASTERN STANDARD TIME

JUDGES: WORLD WIDE SPECIALISTS TBA

STYLES: SEE BELOW

 

AGE REQUIREMENT: 3 YEARS OLD & UP (SEE RULES FOR EACH COMPETITION)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE(S):

  • DRUMLINE, 10/24/2020 11:59PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME (Videos Due 10/27)

  • SOLO, 10/25/2020 11:59PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME (Videos Due 10/27)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: CLICK HERE

STYLES

MILITARY

DRUM & FIFE

REGIMENTAL

LATIN

AMERICAN

NON-COMPETITIVE

TRADITIONAL

COMPETITIVE

TRADITIONAL

SHOWSTYLE

DRUM CORPS

PIPE BAND

EUROPEAN

NON-DEFINED

 
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHERE WILL THE EVENT BE HELD?

  • THE EVENT IS 100% ONLINE, AND WILL BE LIVE-STREAMED ON OCTOBER 31ST, 2020

DO I NEED TO BUY A TICKET TO WATCH

  • THE EVENT IS 100% FREE TO THE PUBLIC TO WATCH

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMPETITION OR EXHIBITION?

  • THERE IS NO FEE TO COMPETE OR PARTICIPATE IN HE EVENT

HOW DO I ENTER INTO THE EVENT TO PERFORM OR COMPETE?

IS THE EVENT FOR GROUPS OR SOLOISTS?

  • WE ARE OFFERING BOTH GROUP COMPETITION AND A SOLO COMPETITION

HOW WILL THE EVENT WORK?

  • ALL GROUPS & SOLOISTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT VIDEOS AND CONTENT IN THE FORMAT OUTLINED IN THE REGISTRATION PACKET, AND THE ENTIRE EVENT WILL BE CURATED BY A PROFESSIONAL TEAM OF EDITORS, HOSTS, JUDGES, AND EVENT COORDINATORS.

HOW WILL I BE JUDGED IF THIS EVENT IS ALL VIRTUAL?

  • JUDGES WILL BE INVOLVED IN THE STREAMING PROCESS TO PROVIDE LIVE FEEDBACK AND SCORES IN REAL-TIME, AND ALL RESULTS WILL BE UPDATED AND PROCESSED AS THE EVENT PROGRESSES.

WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF THE COMPETITION?

  • THE GROUP COMPETITION IS A ROUND/STAGE BASED, WITH EACH GROUP RECEIVING A SCORE, AND THE HIGHEST SCORES FROM EACH ROUND WILL PROCEED TO THE NEXT ROUND.

I'M NOT SURE WHAT MUSIC MY GROUP CAN PERFORM, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

  • EVERY GROUP HAS A DIFFERENT STYLE AND NEEDS. WE RECOMMEND DOING WHAT WORKS BEST FOR YOUR ENSEMBLE, AND SHOWCASE THAT. IT CAN BE SEGMENTS FROM SHOW MUSIC, A MIX OF CADENCES, MARCHING CADENCES, STAND CADENCES, FEATURES, OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT FITS INTO WHAT YOU DO AS A GROUP.

I'M A SOLOIST WHAT DO I NEED TO PERFORM TO COMPETE?

  • SNARE DRUM: MAY PERFORM UP TO 4 MINUTES OF A WRITTEN OR ORIGINAL SOLO, ON EITHER A MARCHING OR CONCERT SNARE DRUM.

  • MULTI-TENOR: MAY PERFORM UP TO 4 MINUTES OF A WRITTEN OR ORIGINAL SOLO, ON ANY ARRANGEMENT OF MULTI-TENORS (3,4,5,6+)

  • SINGLE TRADITIONAL TENOR: MAY PERFORM UP TO 3 MINUTES OF A WRITTEN OR ORIGINAL SOLO/FREESTYLE, ON ANY ORIENTATION OF THE TRADITIONAL TENOR DRUM (LEG, CHEST, PIPE, ETC.)

  • CYMBALS: MAY PERFORM UP TO 3 MINUTES OF A WRITTEN OR ORIGINAL SOLO/FREESTYLE, USING ANY FORM OF CYMBALS.

I'M A TRADITIONAL TENOR PLAYER, HOW WILL I BE JUDGED?

  • YOU WILL BE JUDGED BASED ON MUSICALITY IN ADDITION TO SHOWMANSHIP TO FLOURISHING, TWIRLING, AND OTHER FORMS OF VISUAL ELEMENTS.

I'M A CYMBAL PLAYER, HOW WILL I BE JUDGED?

  • YOU WILL BE JUDGED BASED ON MUSICALITY AND TECHNIQUE, IN ADDITION TO SHOWMANSHIP OF FLASHES, TWIRLS, FLIPS, CREATIVITY, AND ORIGINALITY.  PLEASE CHECK OUT THE REGISTRATION PACKET FOR MORE REQUIREMENTS IN THE CYMBAL CATEGORY.

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