Performance Showcases At Sweetwater GearFest, PASIC and WinterGuard Championships Are Among The “Special Awards” for 2017 Hit Like A Girl Participants.
Additional Prizes Include Scholarships, Grants And Passes To International Drum Festivals.
In addition to competing for $20,000 in gear from the world’s leading drum and percussion companies, this year’s Hit Like A Girl contest participants will also have a chance to win a number of “Special Awards” provided by HLAG’s educational and media sponsors. These awards include performances, scholarships, grants and passes to attend drum festivals in the US and Europe.
“Our mission is two-fold: support female drummers and encourage more women and girls to play,” says HLAG co-founder Phil Hood. “One way we can achieve both parts of that goal is to increase the visibility of female drummers. We say you have to ‘see it to be it’ so, in addition to the contest, we’re working to make sure that exceptional female drummers have more opportunities to perform, attend and be seen at major drum festivals all around the world.”
Visit hitlikeagirlcontest.com/2017-prizes for complete details on the Special Awards along with all the prizes and sponsors for the 2017 Hit Like A Girl Contest.
Hit Like A Girl 2017 Special Awards:
The top scoring US-based drummer in the 18 and over age division will perform at the Sweetwater Gear Fest 2017, June 23 and 24 at the Sweetwater Campus in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
SCHOOL OF ROCK “RISING STAR”
A full scholarship to one 12-week School Of Rock “Performance Program” that combines private lessons, band rehearsal and a performance at a real music venue.
Created in honor of an industry icon and presented by The Sessions, this $500 grant will be given to the Hit Like A Girl contest participant who demonstrates the highest levels of dedication, ambition, persistence and integrity.
The Over 18 Drumset Champion will perform at PASIC 2017, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, November 8-11, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Over 18 Marching Percussion Champion will attend the Winterguard Championships, April 20-22 in Dayton, Ohio.
WIKIDRUMMERS/DRUMMING LAB (FRANCE)
One pair of tickets to attend the Wikidrummers Festival in Paris, France on April 9, 2017 will be provided to the outstanding French entries in the under and over 18 age divisions.
RHYTHM MAGAZINE/MUSIC RADAR (UK)
One pair of tickets to attend the London Drum Show in London, England on November 11-12, 2017 will be provided to the outstanding British entries in the under and over 18 age divisions.