Meet The Sponsors:


SONOR is proud to contribute their very best to the “Young Drummer Of The Year” contest and would like to thank Mike Dolbear and his team for the opportunity. We want all of the young and upcoming talents to experience only the best sound and quality on their journey, to express their musicality without boundaries.

SONOR is one of the longest running company in the drum & percussion industry with a history dating back to 1875. Founded in Germany, the company has always strived for the best sounding instruments and perfection in craftsmanship. SONOR drums are played and loved around the world by some of the best artists, including Benny Greb, Chris Coleman, Gavin Harrison, Aaron Spears, Steve Smith, to name but a few.



Meinl Cymbals

Meinl is honoured to sponsor Mike’s Young Drummer of the Year contest again. I’ve been a fan of it for years and looking forward to offer my experience to young drummers who want to start a career in the drum industry. Really happy to be part of it again.

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Meinl Cymbals

Meinl started manufacturing cymbals in 1951 and has ever since become one of the world’s biggest and most innovative cymbal maker. The Meinl Family includes many of the world’s leading drummers of all genres. Meinl cymbals inspire drummers in creating their artform and modern music culture.

Norbert Saemann
International Artist Relations Manager, Meinl Cymbals


Evans Drumheads

The first…
The finest…
The future.

Evans Drumheads has been in the music industry for more than 40 years, and those six words best describe the history and vision of the company. Decades ago, Evans was the pioneer of drumhead manufacturing and design. Today, we are the innovators.

At Evans we want to inspire drummers, and the Young Drummer of the Year competition is a great example of how this can be achieved. We look forward to working with the team and all the drummers at the event!