Hit Like A Girl has announced an exceptional line-up of judges for its 2020 Marching Percussion contest. The all-star panel features leading artists and educators from a variety of marching disciplines, including DCI, WinterGuard, BOA and HBCU drumlines, as well as an internationally-renowned drumset artist with strong Drum & Bugle Corps roots.
The 2020 HLAG MPC judges are:
- Sandi Rennick – Arranger for the 7-time DCI Champion Santa Vanguard.
- James Riles III – Founder of The Atlanta Drum Academy and featured performer in the “Drumline” movies.
- Emmanuelle Caplette – Award-winning marching drummer and world-famous drummer, teacher and clinician.
- Raychel Taylor – Founder of Girls March, past performer with Mandarins, Phantom Regiment and Vanguard.
- Mark Perrett – Gold medal winner with DCI’s Division III Teal drumline and co-founder/author of the popular and influential series of “GridBook” drum method books and social media.
- Jamese Moses – HLAG Marching Percussion Champion of 2019, HBCU marching advocate and a featured performer with “Find Your Rhythm” (FYR).
- Nicole Casino – The first female “center snare” drummer for the 19-time DCI Champion Blue Devils, Berklee College graduate and, currently, featured performer for the Disneyland Resort.
Contest entry in the <18 and 18+ age divisions opens October 1, 2020. For rules, schedule, sponsors, prizes and more, please visit www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com.
Photo caption (clockwise from top left):Sandi Rennick, Emmanuelle Caplette, Mark Perrett, Nicole Casino, Raychel Taylor, Jamese Moses, James Riles III.