Tommy Igoe’s Groove Essentials is Turning 15 Years Old
We Want YOU to Help Us Celebrate!

Submit a video of yourself drumming to a track from Groove Essentials for a chance to  win one of 12 awesome prize packages!


Record a video of yourself playing along to pre-selected tracks from Groove Essentials 1 or Groove Essentials 2. Share your video with us using the form below by 12/31/2020 to enter the competition. Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

Winners will be selected and notified on or around January 7, 2021. See below for a complete list of rules.

Click Here to download the FREE Groove Essentials Play-Along Sampler to get the tracks eligible for use in this competition.

The Judges

The Groove Essentials Celebration performances will be judged by our panel of pro drummers, including

Tommy Igoe, David Garibaldi, Emmanuelle Caplette & Kaz Rodriguez


Prize packages will be awarded in each of the following age groups:



*Certain prizes are shown as example only. Winners will have their choice of select products to choose from.


Groove Essentials Celebration Entry Form


The Groove Essentials Celebration begins on November 14, 2020 at 12:00am and ends on December 31, 2020 at 11:59pm. All times listed are EST (Eastern Standard Time). To participate, entrants will submit a video performance of themselves playing along to a pre-selected track from Groove Essentials. The Groove Essentials Celebration is sponsored in part by Hudson Music, Zildjian, Vic Firth, and Drum Talk TV

Musical selections for video submissions must be chosen from one of the twelve tracks available in the Groove Essentials Sampler, which is available as a free download here:

Winners will be selected by Hudson Music using the criteria of Timing, Creativity, Musicality and Creative and Musical Use of Fills, and Use of Dynamics. Hudson Music reserves the right to adjust or modify this criteria at any time, and all winners will be selected at the sole discretion of Hudson Music.

Eligible Submissions: Video submissions must be in a horizontal format, not a vertical format. Videos that are received that are in a vertical format will not be reviewed, will be disqualified from entry and will not be eligible for prize consideration.

Eligible Regions: This competition is open to all participants worldwide. Please note that due to regional or certain country restrictions, not all prizes may be available to all winners. In the event that Hudson Music or any of the celebration sponsors are not able to fulfill one or more prizes, an alternate prize may or may not be offered to the winner.

Categories: Prize packages will be awarded in each of the following age groups: ages 12 and below, ages 13-19, ages 20-40, ages 41 and up.

Prizes: One Grand Prize and Two Runner Up Prize packages will be awarded in each age group.

Grand Prize

(1 winner from each age group – 4 winners total)

Runner Up

(2 winners from each age group – 8 winners total)

Performance and Video/Audio Waiver: By submitting your entry to the Groove Essentials Celebration you grant Hudson Music and our participating sponsors and partners all rights to use, share or reproduce your name or likeness, as well as the video and/or audio of your performance for the purposes of but not limited to promotion, marketing, monetization and/or commercial purposes. Hudson Music and our partners offers no compensation, revenue sharing or any other remuneration for the submission and/or use of any video and/or audio as part of this competition, nor for the use of your name, likeness or performance. All submissions become the property of Hudson Music once submitted.

Age Restrictions: Any entrants age 17 or below must have parental or guardian approval in order to submit their entry. For each entry, a parent or guardian is required to review and check the parental/guardian permission box as part of the entry form.

Prizes and rules subject to change without notice. Value of prizes is provided for reference purposes only. Prizes have no cash value and are awarded on an as-is basis. Hudson Music retains all rights to music, images, audio, video, likeness, performances and any/all other representation and uses of the materials related to this competition. The name Groove Essentials and any associated products or media are the trademarks of Hudson Music.