DRUMSET Prizes

More than $75,000 in prizes will be awarded to the Champions, winners and other participants in the Drumset and Beatmaking categories of the 2022 Hit Like A Girl contest. Prizes will include drums, cymbals, sticks, heads, accessories, electronic gear and educational material as well as lessons, scholarships and performance opportunities at some of the most prestigious events and music camps in the world.

Below is a representative selection of the prizes that that will be awarded in the 2022 Hit Like A Girl contest. This page will be updated as additional prizes are confirmed. Due to the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, delivery of some prizes may be delayed. (Prizes and specifications subject to change without notice.)

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Black Swamp

Black Swamp Percussion’s Dynamicx Drums® are designed and manufactured in the USA by experienced craftsmen and trained musicians. Their attention to detail, aesthetic sensibilities, and marriage of beauty and performance ensures a sound and quality that is unparalleled. The Dynamicx BackBeat’s beefy 9-ply Keller Magnum shell delivers the fantastic “Pre-EQ’ed” sound of a quality maple…

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Craviotto

This year, the master drum builders at the Craviotto Drum Company teamed up with graphic visionary Lola Blu to create an incredible snare drum for the Hit Like A Girl X contest. This is a completely unique, one-of-a-kind snare drum was hand-painted by Lola Blu and features the world-famous, handcrafted, Craviotto “solid” snare drum shell. The highly-coveted one-ply,…

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Cympad

All Hit Like A Girl 2020 International and Weekly contest Drumset Champions and winners will receive an assortment of Cympad Optimizer, Chromatic and Moderator cellular foam cymbal washers along with Cympad’s new Shark gated drum dampener (MSRP $35.00 each)

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Dixon

Dixon’s HLAG 2022 prize contribution features their 805 Drum throne and P2 double pedal pack. The 805 is a Two-Tone, Black/Teal, Air-Breathing, Cool Mesh, 12″ Throne while the Limited Edition P2 Double Pedal has a custom Aqua Blue finish on the plates, bearings and beaters and comes with a matching carrying bag. The prize package also…

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Drum Channel

The Champions and Runner-up winners in all age groups of the drumset category will each receive a one-year membership to drumchannel.com, where they will “Learn From Legends” such as Terry Bozzio, Gregg Bissonette, Chad Wackerman, Thomas Lang, Aaron Spears, Sheila E., Alex Acuña, Virgil Donati and many more. The educational website features 1000s of lessons,…

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DW

Drum Workshop is also contributing a DW 9000 Series Double Bass Drum Pedal (MSRP $999.99).           

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EARasers

Whether you are a musician, attend concerts or are regularly exposed to music played at high levels, EARasers Musicians Comfort Earplugs don’t plug up your ears and muffle sound like more conventional earplugs. Manufactured by a 50-year-old hearing aid company, and developed by their lead engineer – a musician for over 20 years – EARasers…

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Female Drummers

Established in 2016, Female Drummers has been showcasing the world’s coolest drummers on its social media pages ever since. Heads-up because the social media leader will soon feature the winning videos of Hit Like A Girl 2022.

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Focusrite

The rack-mountable 3rd Generation Scarlett 18i20 USB audio interface by Focusrite gives you 18 inputs and 20 outputs of incredible sound quality — enough to make any space into a fully-fledged recording studio.  Eight of the best performing Scarlett mic preamps the range has ever heard – now with Air – for miking up drums, guitars or recording…

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Gibraltar

Gibraltar is the rack industry leader, with unlimited mounting options and capabilities. If you can dream it you can build it. The GCS375R Rack is a two-post curved rack with two side wings and two mini cymbal boom arms. (MSRP $589.99) The racks’s features include: – Wide range of mounting options– Multiple drums, cymbals, accessories– Great…

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Gretsch

There’s nothing like the classic sound and feel of a classic Gretsch snare drum. Perfect for a wide range of playing situations, the drums offer the perfect combination of sensitivity and tone at a wide range of tunings. This 6.5×14˝ “Full Range” Hammer Black Steel Snare Drum is provided by the Gretsch Drum Co. (MSRP…

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Hal Leonard

All Champions and runner-up winners in the Drumset category with receive the Hal Leonard Super Book Bundle that includes 10 top-selling drum and percussion books: Hal Leonard Drumset Method – Complete Edition, 100 Essential Drumset Lessons, The Drummer’s Fake Book, Jazz Standards for Drumsetl Pop, R&B and Gospel Drumming, Drumset Concepts & Creativity, Drum Aerobics,…

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Hudson Music

All HLAG winners will also receive a copy of Hudson’s Digital Book Sampler including sample chapters from the some of the latest and most-popular digital eBooks in their catalog, such as: Steve Smith: Pathways of Motion Mark Guiliana: Exploring Your Creativity on the Drumset Tommy Igoe: Groove Essentials 2: The Play-Along Mike Adamo: The Breakbeat Bible Franck Agulhon: The Complete Drum…

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Innovative Percussion

As the world’s leading manufacturer of keyboard mallets, drum sticks, and percussion products, Innovative Percussion is proud to sponsor Hit Like A Girl 2022! IP will be providing the winners with a variety of sticks from our Vintage, Legacy, and Innovation series.

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Jammin’ Janet

Mark Powers’ new drum book, “Jammin’ Janet” teaches aspiring young rockers all of the rudiments, grooves, and fills they need to start drumming in no time! Her fun instructional resources are perfect for use in the lesson room, by instructors who work with young students, as well as at home, by parents of children learning…

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KAT Percussion

The Drumset Champion in the <13 age group will receive an electronic drumset bundle featuring a KT-100 drumset and a 50W Digital Drum Amplifier. The Champion of the 18-39 group will receive an electronic percussion bundle that includes the KTMP1 MultiPad/Sound Generator, 50W Digital Drum Amplifier, Bass Drum Pedal Trigger Pad and e-Hi-Hat Pedal.

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Low Boy Beaters

Crafted in California, Low Boy Custom Beaters are designed to make you sit up and say “whoa.” These wood bass drum beaters are built out of the finest American maple and the unique finishes are hand applied in our Santa Barbara shop. They are certain to last a lifetime and will complement every exceptional drum…

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Ludwig

A selection of Ludwig drumsets and snare drums will be awarded to the winners of the 2020 Hit Like A Girl contest. Ludwig’s American-made “Classic Oak” drums feature a host of custom-quality touches along with an exclusive 5-ply Maple and Oak hybrid shell. The drums offer a combination warmth, punch and focus. The “Mod’ configuration…

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Millenium Drums

Under and over 18 winners of the Millenium Drum E-Drums mini-contest will each receive Millenium Drums’ brand-new Nonapad. The reliable, advanced yet affordable multipad features 9 velocity-sensitive playing surfaces plus a host of programmable parameters, over 600 on-board sounds and digital connectivity.

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Online Drum Lessons

The brainchild of drummer, teacher and former 4 Non Blondes member, Dawn Richardson, the Online Drum Lessons platform features 2 learning tracks for young drummers: “Drumming Basics” and “Beginner To Band”. Selected HLAG 2022 winners will receive scholarships for books and lessons on the site.

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Pacific Drums (PDP)

PDP has contributed their great sounding, great looking yet surprising affordable Concept Classic Wood Hoop shell-packs to this year’s HLAG contest. The kits include 16×22˝ kick drum, 10×13˝ rack tom and 16×16˝ floor tom plus a PDP bas drum pedal and throne. (MSRP$789.99) Snare drum, cymbals and stands are not included.

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Pearl

For Hit Like A Girl 2020, Pearl is generously providing prizes for Champions and winners in the Drumset category, including the DMP905P Decade Maple Series kit features a 20×16″ kick, 10×7″ and 12×8″ rack toms, 14×14″ floor tom and a 14×5.5″ snare drum in Satin Brown Burst (MSRP $1,217.99). The kit also includes a 930…

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Porter & Davies

The Porter & Davies BC-X is a silent bass drum monitoring system which allows the drummer to feel, hear and experience their bass drum(s) and other sound sources, like they have never felt or heard them before. The BC-X consists of our own Patented throne top and ‘engine’ (amplifer), and uses bone conduction to deliver…

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Presonus

This special prize package from Presonus contains everything a drummer needs to record studio-quality audio in any location or situation. Included is a DM7 drum mic pack with 2 overheads, bass drum mic and 4 snare drum/tom mics, plus a Quantum 2626 analog-digital interface that provides blazing-fast speed without sonic compromise. In addition, a one-year…

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School Of Rock

One under 18 contestant in the drumset category will receive a full tuition* scholarship for a one semester performance/lesson package at their local School Of Rock location. *Full Tuition scholarships do not include travel, housing or food.

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So Mar Drummers

So Mar Drummers, Incorporated, in conjunction with HLAG and a special grant, is pleased to announce a FREE TUITION SCHOLARSHIP for one specially-selected recipient to attend the 2nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Drum Set Camp, July 17-21, 2022 in St. Mary’s City, Maryland.  This annual camp is designed for young drummers, 10-18 years old and includes instruction by artists and educators…

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Tama

The TAMA STARPHONIC Aluminum snare drum features a 1.2mm thick seamless Aluminum shell for a crisp, open sound with bright, complex overtones. The aluminum shell maximizes the most positive attributes of STARPHONIC features, such as the Freedom Lug, the Grooved Hoop and Super Sensitive Hi-Carbon Snappy Snare. With such exhilarating sound quality, this drum will undoubtedly…

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Techra

No matter what style of music you play, Techra has the right stick for you. Our durable, carbon fiber, composite “X-Carb” drumsticks can expand the sonic potential of your playing. And, with 7 types of Techra drumsticks available, you’re sure to find the perfect stick for every playing style, including sticks designed specifically for heavy…

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The Sessions

Chosen by a panel of leading drum industry professionals, this year’s “Joe Hibbs Memorial Scholarship” will be awarded to the HLAG entry that exhibits the most passion, perseverance and positivity.

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TRX Cymbals

TRX Cymbal Co. is providing 4 sets of their CRX Limited Edition, Blue “AIR” low-volume cymbals to HLAG-X winners. The sets include 20″ Ride, 14″ Hi-Hats and 16″ and 18″ Crashes plus a lightweight cymbal bag. (MSRP $599.99 per set.)

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Vater

A founding sponsor of the Hit Like A Girl contest and a major supporter of the female drumming community, Vater will provide prizing for Champions and Winners in all age groups of the Drumset category. Winners will receive a variety of sticks from Vater’s Classic, American Hickory, Xtreme Design and Nude series as well as…

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Vic Firth

As a sponsor of Hit Like A Girl 2020, Vic Firth will provide this year’s Champions and Winners with a selection of American Classic® 5A Drumsticks. The #1 stick in the world is great for every style of music— combining tradition and style with bold new designs. (MSRP $16.25/pr.)

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Yamaha

Whether you are practicing, recording, performing or sharing, the Yamaha EAD10 electronic acoustic drum module makes playing your acoustic drums inspiring and fun. The EAD10 enhances the way you practice, record and perform with your acoustic drums and frees your musical creativity. Easy setup lets you pop on your headphones and instantly hear studio-quality sound…

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Zildjian

The Zildjian A391 Boxset features cymbals that have shaped musical history. One of the most popular and versatile cymbals used by musicians for generations, the A Zildjian line is known for its bright, focused overtones and ability to produce as much volume as the music demands. Cymbals included:– 14″ New Beat HiHats– 16″ Medium Thin…

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Zultan Cymbals

The perfect introduction to the universe of Zultan high-quality, handmade cymbals, the Impulz Series offers professional quality and sound at an attractive price. This year, four exceptional Hit Like A Girl contestants will be chosen to receive the Zultan Emerging Talent Award which includes an Impulz cymbalset including a 20″ Ride, 16″ Crash, 14″ Hi-Hats and…

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