December 31, 1999

Andante Rescues World Solo Drumming

Andante Percussion of Banbridge, Northern Ireland, has stepped in to sponsor the World Solo Drumming Championships in Scotland after long time sponsor Premier withdrew because of increased demands from the RSPBA.

Sources say that Premier pulled out of underwriting the event after the RSPBA asked the drum company to potentially share sponsorship with other organizations. Premier reportedly demanded exclusivity to the event and also asked the RSPBA to lower its title rate from the £7,000 the company had paid previously.

The World Solo Drumming Championships will be held on February 26, 2000, at the Bathgate Academy in Bathgate, Scotland.

It is not clear as to what the terms of Andante’s financial commitment are.


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