CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HLAG 2020 WINNERS!

Marching Percussion <18 Winners

Champion

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Hi! My name is Katie McCarty and I am 17 years old. I am a senior at my high school in Florida. I have been playing percussion for 7 years and marching snare for 4 years. I have always loved

United States

2nd Place

Hi I’m Jovanna, and I am 17 years old from New Jersey! In this video I cover the song Cars Trucks Buses by Phish.

USA

3rd Place

17 Year Old Female Snare drummer from Atlanta Georgia. Currently playing with Atlanta drum academy and attends Union Grove High School.

United States

Honorable Mention

Hello, my name is Destiny Boyd and I am a homeschooled 10th grader. I am proficient in snare, bass, full set. My desire for drumming began in elementary school. I started playing in 7th and have been playing for 4

USA

Marching Percussion 18+ Winners

Champion

I began my percussion career in 6th grade, and quickly became fascinated by the multitude of instruments that were available to me. There was one particular instrument, though, that really spoke to my interest- snare drum.

Although I loved to

United States

2nd Place

Hello! My name is Paige Durr! I am a 26 year old and currently reside in the DFW area. I am a Percussion Specialist for the North Mesquite Cluster. I am also the drummer for Six the Musical on the

United States

3rd Place

Sup Y’all!! My name is Aly, I’m 20 years old and I’m from Montreal, Canada. (I’m sorry if my English is not good, French is my first language :). In short, I started playing drums in High School when I

Canada

Honorable Mention

Hey my name’s Rachelle Jovane. I’m 23 from Miami. I picked up a pair of sticks when I was 7 years old. Haven’t put them down since. In this musical journey I’ve had the pleasure of playing for the Miami

United States

Drumset 13-17 Winners

Champion

2nd Place

My name is Zoe Larios, I’am 14 years old, I am from the Riviera Maya, Mexico. I have been playing drums since I was 7 and I also play other instruments and sing for as long I can remember.

Music

México

3rd Place

I started my journey in music at age 7, when I started taking piano lessons. However, deep down I always wanted to play drums. Before starting piano, I would hit pots and pans with chopsticks; I really wanted to play

United States of America

Popular

My name is Alyssa. I’m 14 years old and in 8th grade. I live in Upstate New York. I began playing drums 4 years ago in my elementary school. I am the drummer/percussionist in a local youth band called “Filled

United States

Drumset 18-39 Winners

Champion

I started playing the drums in my school years. It was a happy coincidence, but I’ve never regretted it. Since that time I tried as many genres as I could. I played punk-rock, trash-metal, grindcore, post-metal, indie-rock, electro-pop, R&B and

Russia

Weekly Winner • Week 6

2nd Place (tie)

Hello, my name is Ahn Su Bin and I play drums in Korea.
When I first heard the drum, I chose it as my job. As a result, I graduated from the college of music and started working as a

Republic of Korea

Weekly Winner • Week 5

2nd Place (tie)

A Native of PG County Maryland, Erica McElveen better known as E Mack is wowing her audiences with passion and versatility. Erica moved to Philadelphia in 2007 and it was there that she blossomed as a drummer in the region.

United States

3rd Place / Popular

Hello, I’m from Sofia, Bulgaria and have been playing drums for seven years. I started playing when I was 15 as a hobby but since them I have continued to study drums in the National Music Academy.  I’ve been in

Bulgaria

Weekly Winner • Week 8

Drumset 40+ Winners

Champion

My drumming experience started at 10-years old, with a local majorette & drum corps. I played rudimental snare and got pretty good at it. Once I got to college, I learned all the other percussion instruments. I got good, but

USA

Weekly Winner • Week 3

2nd Place

I am originally from Canada, and came to the US when I was 17 to pursue music and more opportunities. And better weather! I started playing drums when I was 14, after attending a music school from grades 4-8 playing

United States

Weekly Winner • Week 8

3rd Place

Karen Newell has been playing and teaching drums and other percussion for most of her life. In addition to teaching marching drum lines and private lessons she is known for her creative approach to music which includes making and playing

USA

Weekly Winner • Week 5

Popular

Hey everybody – my name is Jen Towns – I am 46 years old and I live in Upstate NY (near Utica – kinda smack dab in the center of the state!). In between my work as an HR Manager

United States

Weekly Winner • Week 6

Beatmaking <18 Winners

Champion

The first time I fell in love with music was when I was 6 years old. It was Christmas morning and I got the VTech KidiJamz Studio–the coolest toy keyboard around. I played with it for hours. While my mom’s

United States

2nd Place

Thank you for checking out my song!
My name is Naisa S. Santana Rivera and I’m a 17yr old self taught percussionist and music producer from Puerto Rico. Since I was little I’ve been involved with folkloric groups, which guided

USA

3rd Place

Hey guys! Thank you so much for listening to my remix. My name is Abbie Schneider and I’m a senior in high school from New Jersey. I am a self taught music producer and have been producing music for about

USA

Popular

The first time I fell in love with music was when I was 6 years old. It was Christmas morning and I got the VTech KidiJamz Studio–the coolest toy keyboard around. I played with it for hours. While my mom’s

United States

Beatmaking 18+ Winners

Champion

Lately, to live is to float, on.
Chmba is a DJ, Producer and Activist from Malawi. Born to young parents her DJ life started as a toddler passing her dad cassette tapes while he played music on a boombox at

Malawi

2nd Place

About me; Adée is aSwedish artist with a long resume who just last year opened for Koffee, was invited to perform at Ongea festival in Nairobi, worked with several up and coming artists from the UK like Vital, Call Me

Sweden

3rd Place

My name is Juanita Peláez, a music producer from Medellín (Colombia).

Producing has been a journey of constant discovery and experimentation. I could not call it any other way.

One of the most beautiful aspects about creating music is to

Colombia

Popular

My name is Juanita Peláez, a music producer from Medellín (Colombia).

Producing has been a journey of constant discovery and experimentation. I could not call it any other way.

One of the most beautiful aspects about creating music is to

Colombia

Regional Winners

China <8

China 8-12

China 13-17

China 18+

Japan <18

Hello everyone!

I’m Yuuka Aoki from Japan. I started playing drums at the age of 6, now I’m 17, studying music in the high school.
I’ve got a weekly winner Last year, so I hope my music sounds much better

JAPAN

Weekly Winner • Week 4

Japan 18+

Hi,My name is Mika Watanabe.
Drummer live in Japan.
Started Drums at 16.Japanese rock band “SPITZ” which was affected first.
Now I’m studying drummer  Kyoichi Shiino.

The Band Member of Japan Official OKTOBERFEST(2011)
The prize Winner of “UNOxkenken groove contest”(Contest

Japan

France <18

Hello ! My name is Marie, I’m 17 years old and started to play the drums at 12. It’s been two years now since this hobby became a passion that I’d like to turn into my job. My roots being

France

France 18+

Hi! My name is Clara and I’ve been playing drums for about 7 years now. Chili peppers’ drummer, Chad Smith, was my very first inspiration. His deep pocket rhythms are probably the reason why I sat for the first time

France

Mexico <18

My name is Zoe Larios, I’am 14 years old, I am from the Riviera Maya, Mexico. I have been playing drums since I was 7 and I also play other instruments and sing for as long I can remember.

Music

México

Mexico 18+

I am Angie, although for many years I have been known as Andraz , I started playing the drums maybe a little late, I love music and the drums were not exactly the first instrument I played, but when I

México

Southeast Asia <18

I LIKE DRUM SINCE 7 YEARS OLD, DRUM MAKE ME HEALTHY AND INCREASE MY ADRENALINED, MY FAV DRUMMER FROM INDONESIA RAY PRASETYA AND YANDI ANDAPUTRA

Indonesia

Southeast Asia 18+

My name is Shani and I’m 20 years old. I was born and raised in the Philippines but currently study in Singapore. When I was 11 years old, I encountered a freak accident, which left me with five broken bones

Philippines

India <18

This is Rinay, 16 years of age from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Happy and excited to be a part of my first Hit Like A Girl Contest. Have been drumming for the last two years on and off but have

India

Weekly Winner • Week 3

India 18+

I am a drummer based out of India. I picked up music after graduating from top college in India 5 years back. Since then I have been working and studying drums simultaneously. Over the years I was always intrigued by

India

Special Awards

Berklee

My name is Stacy Groove Girl Norris. I am a 17-year old Chicago-based drummer. I started playing the drums at a young age and I sharpened my drum skills playing every summer at the Fernando Jones Blues Camp in Chicago.

United States

Musicians Institute

Hi, my name is Saralyn and I’m 15 years old. I started playing drums around 4 years ago, and it was the best decision of my life (so far). I played flute from 5th through 8th grade, but it wasn’t

United States

Musicians Institute

Thanks so much for the opportunity to participate and support other female drummers!

My name is Reilly Noel Thompson and I live in Buffalo New York. I am 17 and currently a Junior in High School. I am a fourth

United States

School of Rock

Savannah Tweedt was born and lives in Orange County, California. She is 14 years old and has played the drums since she was 5. She attends the Orange County School of the Arts to pursue her passion of music and

United States

Special Recognition

My Name is Georgia and I’ve been playing drums for 15 years. I started out when I was 8 inspired by the likes of Tre Cool and Travis Barker. Throughout my teenage years I played in multiple bands establishing a

England

Special Recognition

Kia ora! My name is Amelia and I’m a drummer from New Zealand. I’ve been playing for 4 years and I can’t imagine ever stopping! This is my first time entering Hit Like A Girl as I only found out

New Zealand

Gearfest / PASIC

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Joe Hibbs / The Sessions

Romarna Campbell is a drummer, composer and radio DJ from Birmingham, UK. From a very young age, music has been at the heart of everything that Romarna does, with a particularly large Hip-Hop and Jazz influence. Music has afforded her

United Kingdom

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