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iN VIDEO: Enderby teen takes top prize for mesmerizing drumming performance

Enderby's Cordell Anker puts on a stellar performance.
Image Credit: YOUTUBE: Canadian Drumline Association
March 13, 2021 - 6:30 AM

An Enderby student that doesn't miss a beat has proved he's got the rhythm by winning the first prize in a national drumming competition.

A.L. Fortune Secondary School student Cordell Anker took the top spot in the Canadian Drumline Association's 2021 National Solos Competition.

"A huge congratulations to our very own Cordell Anker for placing 1st in the Canadian Drumline Associations... we are so proud of you" the school's music department posted to social media.

Anker took the top prize in the solo multi-tenor category.

Due to the pandemic, entry submissions had to be made by video and follow a strict set of performance criteria. No other instruments or background music could be used and performers were even barred from having the lighting dimmed.

With nothing else to distract from the sound of the drums, Anker pulls off a mesmerizing performance.

The Canadian Drumline Association is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2011 that promotes education, creativity, and freedom of expression through the competition of marching percussion ensembles.

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