Matt Gray of the Mt. Juliet Band of Gold (of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.) drummer 884 strokes per minute during the BOA Grand Nationals weekend. 284 people tried their hand at the fastest drummer competition, which was set up at the DCI booth. Grady Wiley of Tuscola High School in Wanesville, N.C., scored 863 strokes per minute, while Michael Carlson of Steven F. Austin High School in Sugarland, Texas, scored 858. This past summer during DCI World Championships, Randy Briggs of Memphis Sound was named the fastest drummer, scoring a 986.