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Ludwig Drums and WGI Support Hit Like A Girl.

Hit Like A Girl adds Ludwig Drums as a 2017 Sponsor and announces a new alliance with Winterguard International. HLAG Marching Percussion Champion invited to perform at 2017 WGI World Championships. Hit Like A Girl is proud to announce that Ludwig Drums has signed on as a new sponsor of the 2017 global contest for female drummers. Ludwig will be contributing drumsets as prizes for the winners of the under and over 18 divisions of the competition as well as a Ludwig Ultimate marching snare drum for the champion of the new HLAG Marching Percussion category. “With top drummers like Sarah Tomek (Steven Tyler), Alicia Warrington (Kate Nash), Jordan West (independent) and others endorsing Ludwig drums— and so many female concert and marching drummers playing Ludwig, too— we wanted to show our su...

DW, Sweetwater, and Roland Join Hit Like A Girl

DW, KHS, Sweetwater And Roland Join the Industry’s Top Drum Manufacturers and Media as Hit Like A Girl Announces the Sponsors Of The 2017 Female Drumming Competition With the 2017 Hit Like A Girl global contest for female drummers ready to open for entries on February 1, 2017, organizers have announced an exciting, world-class line-up of sponsors that are contributing prizes as well as support this year, including many of the world’s top drum manufacturing and media companies. Among this year’s new sponsors are Roland, Sweetwater, LP, Craviotto, TKL and Direct Sound. Returning for 2017 are popular brands such as DW/PDP, Evans/Promark, KHS (Mapex/Sonor/NFUZD), Sabian, Zildjian/Firth, Yamaha, Audix, Cympad, Dark Horse, Innovative, School Of Rock, TRX and Vater. “We are inspired by the Hit Li...

The Rise of Rhythm

Hit Like A Girl Details, Dates and Updates for the 2017 International Drumming Competition Get Ready World. The 6th Annual 2017 Hit Like A Girl international contest for female drummers is just weeks away and female drummers of all ages and abilities from around the world are invited to join the celebration. In preparation for the start of the event, its organizers have announced the contest schedule along with several changes that are intended to increase participation and upgrade the benefits for all participants. The 2017 contest opens for entries on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Entries close on Monday, March 13. This year the contest is being expanded to include separate categories for Drum set, World Percussion, Marching Percussion and Concert Percussion. To enter, participants merely...

Hit Like A Girl Taps Lola Blu for Fresh Look

World-Renowned Visual Artist Lola Blu— Along With New Web-Designers, Social Media Director And Contest Coordinators Create A New Look For The 2017 Hit Like A Girl Female Drumming Contest The Hit Like A Girl global contest for female drummers is proud to announce that legendary visual artist Lola Blu (www.lolablustudios.com)  is commissioned to create a new portfolio of designs that will be used to support and promote the upcoming, international drumming program. A drummer and drum-enthusiast herself, Lola designed the iconic drumset for Roots’ drummer Questlove seen on NBC’s “Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” as well as custom bass drum heads for top drummers such as Thomas Pridgen (The Memorials), Aaron Spears (Lady Gaga), Gerald Heyward (Chris Brown) and many more. Lola Blu visual art has ...

Hit Like A Girl Names Kimberly Thompson 2017 Spokesperson

Hit Like A Girl is proud to announce that world-renowned drummer Kimberly Thompson has been selected as the spokesperson for the 2017 international drumming contest. In this role, Miss Thompson will be a representative, role model and advocate for the worldwide community of female drummers and percussionists. Previous HLAG spokespersons have included Didi Negron, Anika Nilles, and Hannah Welton. “I’m honored to be chosen as this year’s Hit Like A Girl spokesperson,” Kimberly says. “It’s so great— especially for young girls to know that they’re not alone and that the drumming community supports them. I wish the program had been around when I was getting started.” “We’re so gratified to have Kim represent the contest,” says HLAG co-founder Phil Hood. “She is a rare ta...

Pre-Production For 2017 Starts Up

As The 2016 Hit Like A Girl Contest Wraps Up, Pre-Production for 2017 Starts Up. Watch the complete 2016 Hit Like A Girl Awards Show at www.drumchannel.com. With hundreds of entries from more than 40 countries, the support of today’s top male and female drum artists, contributions from leading drum companies and 9.5 million ad impressions globally, the just concluded Hit Like A Girl contest for female drummers is being acclaimed as the biggest and most successful yet. Documentation of the impact of the 5th annual edition of the public awareness/market development project is included in the 2016 HLAG Wrap-Up Report (attached and available for download at www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/2016-wrap-up). Along with acknowledging the incredible talent and generosity of the individuals and companies ...

2016 Winners Announced

Winners Of The 2016 Hit Like A Girl Drumming Contest Announced. The producers of the 2016 Hit Like A Girl contest are proud to announce the winners of the fifth annual international drum competition for female drummers. This official awards were presented during a 90-minute live show that was webcast on www.drumchannel.com. This year’s Champions, Runners-Up, and Achievement Awards recipients are: OVER 18 Champion: Helen De La Rosa – USA 1st Runner-Up: Theresa Stark – Germany 2nd Runner-Up: Bianca Richardson – USA UNDER 18 Champion: Becca Webster – USA 1st Runner-Up: Natalia Krzakala – Poland 2nd Runner-Up: Molly Rose – USA ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS PASIC Performance Session: Helen De La Rosa – USA Musician’s Institute “Summer Shot” Scholarship: Faith Benson ...

The Votes Are In

Hit Like A Girl Contest Winners Announced Live April 13, 2016 Webcast to air Wednesday April 13 at 4:00 PM PDT on DrumChannel.com After nearly two weeks of scoring the 46 finalists, the 2016 champions have been chosen by the Hit Like A Girl celebrity drumming crew (below). The winners will be announced at the 5th Annual Hit Like A Girl Contest awards show scheduled to air live Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 4:00 PM Pacific time on DrumChannel.com. This year’s event features outstanding guests and performances from Kimberly Thompson, past winners Valeria Sepulveda, Reisha Fayson, and Lindsay Artkop and more. Join guest hosts including Mona Tavakoli of Raining Jane, past contestant Jordan West and others on a special one-hour webcast. (Top row, left to right) Yissy Garcia, Senri Kawaguch...

Hit Like A Girl Awards Show

Hit Like A Girl Awards Show To Feature Past and Future Champions, Kimberly Thompson, The 2016 Contest Winners And More. Live webcast on DrumChannel.com scheduled for 4:00 PM PT, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. A star-studded cast of of the world’s top drummers and drum industry executives the world will appear — and the winners of the 5th annual Hit Like A Girl Contest will be announced — during the Hit Like A Girl Contest awards show. The event will be webcast live exclusively on drumchannel.com on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 4:00 PM Pacific time. Along with crowning the 2016 Champions and Runners-Up in the under and over 18 divisions of the international drumming competition, the event will feature performances by Mona Tavakoli (Jason Mraz), Riesha Fayson (2014 HLAG Champ) and Melanie ...

Finalists Announced In 2016 Hit Like A Girl Contest

The votes are in and the finalists in the Fifth Annual Hit Like A Girl Contest have been selected. Now, they’ll face the scrutiny of a panel of celebrity judges including Terri Lyne Carrington, Hannah Welton, Anika Nilles, Kimberly Thompson, Chad Smith, Steve Smith, Aaron Spears and more. Tune in to watch the live webcast of the 2016 Hit Like A Girl Awards Show on drumchannel.com at 4:00 PM (PDT) on April 13, 2016 to see the winners crowned. Under 18 There were 23 finalists chosen in the Under 18 category. Anna Mariko Seymour (US) Becca Webster (US) Ciara Connelly (US) Devikah (US) Faith Benson (US) Gina Eterovich (US) Kat (Ukraine) Kayleigh Morpeth (US) Leah Bluestein (US) Mana Fukuda (Japan) MariEvil (Canada) Issey (Indonesia) Milana (US) Molly Flores (US) Molly Rose (US) Najwa Ras...

Six Finalists Chosen: Now It’s The Fans Turn

Six finalists were chosen in the final weeks of the entry period which ran from February 1 to March 13, 2016. Each week a different set of contestants were chosen by drum industry judges. These weekly winners are automatically advanced to the final round of the contest when a group of celebrity drummers will choose the winners. The next twenty finalists will be chosen in fan voting, open now on the site. You may vote daily until March 27. Girls and women from 41 countries have entered the contest. The Latest Under 18 Finalists Nur Amira Syahira Nur Amira Syahira is a 13-year old drummer from Malysia whose dream is to be a professional drummer. She loves to sing while playing as well. Natalia Natalia is a 17-year old Polish drummer who lists Anika Nilles, JP Bouvet, Tony Royster, Jr. Luke H...

Six New Judges Added To Celebrity Judging Crew

Six new judges have been added to the Celebrity Judging Crew for the 2016 Hit Like A Girl global drumming contest. These include Aaron Spears, Allison Miller, Kimberly Thompson, Senri Kawaguchi, Samantha Maloney, and Jordan West. They are all part of a team of judges that will evaluate twenty finalists in the under 18 and 18+ divisions of the contest between March 27 and April 6, 2016. The winners will be announced live on a DrumChannel special show on April 13, 2016. Public voting to choose finalists begins March 14. Aaron Spears Aaron Spears is one of the most respected gospel and funk drummers in the world. His love for music began in church, where he got his first exposure to drumming.. As a kid he took lessons for a week but became immersed in the study of music in high school, when h...

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