Regional 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.)

Camilo Torres

RESERVED FOR HLAG LATAM WINNERS

Linear Drumming by Camilo Torres is a drum set method for intermediate to advanced drummers. The book shows how to develop and expand fill and groove vocabulary with exercises in the styles of David Garibaldi, Steve Gadd, Dave Weckl, Dennis Chambers and more. Distributed by Hudson Music.

Canopus

RESERVED FOR HLAG FRANCE WINNERS

Canopus “Back Beat” snare wires are an essential accessory for any snare drum. The chrome-plated “vintage-style” wires create a perfectly balanced, rounder sound with reduced harmonics and increased sensitivity. Awarded to selected winners and courtesy of My Music Distribution.

Code Drumheads

RESERVED FOR HLAG UK WINNERS

Prizes from Code Drumheads include kit packs for 1st place winners and snare drum packs for 2nd and 3rd place in both the <18 and 18+ groups. Winners will receive their choice of heads, including those from the company’s groundbreaking SIGNAL series. The heavy-duty SIGNAL line features a full range of coated and smooth snare, tom and kick heads made from Code’s specially-created, 14-mil, single-ply film (for a powerful deep, powerful tone with plenty of attack) combined with their advanced Grip-Tight™ hoops (for easier, more consistent, more secure tuning).

Code Drumheads

RESERVED FOR HLAG FRANCE WINNERS

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in the under and over 18 age groups of Hit Like A Girl France will each receive a complete set of Code Drumheads.

Drum Head

RESERVED FOR HLAG UK WINNERS

1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in the upper and lower age groups of Hit Like A Girl UK will receive a selection of Drum Head’s custom-designed clothing and accessories. The prize packages include beanies, neck gaiters, water bottle, pop socket and the brand-new Drum Head Track Suit top. 1st place winners will also be invited to join the company’s popular Ambassador program.

Drum Head

RESERVED FOR HLAG UK WINNERS

Modeled by Hit Like A Girl UK 2021 Winner and 2022 Judge, Veronika Svecova (aka Velvet Wolf), this deluxe, two-tone “Track Suit Top” will be awarded to the first-place winner of this year’s Hit Like A Girl UK competition.

Ernie Severino

RESERVED FOR HLAG SOUTHEAST ASIA WINNERS

Top Southeast Asia drummer Ernie Severino is sponsoring drum lessons to selected winners of HLAG Southeast Asia. Ernie has played the drums for the Philippines’ pop super-band Side A since 1991, receiving multi-platinum records and awards. He has also played in major symphony orchestras, jazz ensembles, and session work for the country’s top vocalists while studying percussion of the University of the Philippines College of Music. He is a Zildjian endorser.

FATfreq

RESERVED FOR HLAG SOUTHEAST ASIA WINNERS

The In-Ear Monitor of choice for multi-instrumentalists, Fat Freq’s Musician Pro is a versatile workhorse that offers a balanced, full-range response with deep bass. With dedicated low, mid, and high drivers, you can now enjoy distortion-free mixes at full volume with a great balance of dynamics and detail. Musician Pro is available in both Universal and Custom Fit. (MSRP: $499.00)

  • Triple Precision BA drivers
  • Ultra-Low Harmonic Distortion
  • 1 Low, 1 Mid, 1 High
  • Custom-Tuned Bass Port20Hz – 20kHz
  • 3-way Passive Crossover
  • FATfreq Pressure Relief Port

Franck Alguhon “Drum Book”

RESERVED FOR HLAG FRANCE WINNERS

The Complete Drum Book: Finding Your Own Path, a drum method book by Franck Agulhon & Didier Ottaviani, focuses on technique, jazz coordination and phrasing, grooves in different styles, polyrhythms, linear, independence, interdependence concepts and odd meter playing. The 250-page book also features 48 instructional videos, each embedded directly in the book, that demonstrate many of the concepts and exercises presented.

Grover Pro Percussion

RESERVED FOR HLAG SOUTHEAST ASIA WINNERS

Provided by Hong Kong’s Initial-P Percussion Studio, one HLAG Southeast Asia winner will receive Grover’s Studio Pro™ Headless Tambourine. A favorite of studio and touring players around the world, the tambourine features a 10″ hardwood shell with combination of hand-hammered silver and bronze jingles for a crisp, clean sound.

Heats

RESERVED FOR HLAG FRANCE WINNERS

1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in both age groups of Hit Like A Girl France will each receive a 2-pack of Heats PS2S Bass Drum Head Patches. The self-adhesive patches are made from 1 ply of 14-mil mylar and are suitable for all sizes and types of bass drum heads. Provided by My Music Distribution.

HLAG Southeast Asia

RESERVED FOR HLAG SOUTHEAST ASIA WINNERS

Selected winners of the Southeast Asia regional contest will receive drumsticks courtesy of Innovative Percussion and the Philippines Chapter of PAS, be featured in PAS Philippines Specialties and the PAS Philippines Percussion Festival and receive a free, one-year membership to the Percussive Arts Society (PAS), courtesy of Saturnino Tiamson, Jr. and the Philippines Chapter of PAS.

London Drumstick Co. #1

RESERVED FOR HLAG UK, JAPAN & INDIA WINNERS

First place winners in the 18+ age group of the HLAG UK, Japan and India contests will each receive 12 pair of custom drumsticks designed in collaboration with the sticks specialists of the London Drumstick Co.. The drummers can choose their favorite wood, length, diameter, taper, tip and finish for a truly personal stick. In addition, the winners will be invited to join London’s Brand Ambassador program.

London Drumstick Co. #2

RESERVED FOR HLAG UK WINNERS

2nd and 3rd place winners in the 18+ group and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in the <18 group of HLAG UK will each receive 2 pair of LDC’s Signature Series drumsticks. Made from hand-selected American Hickory, the sticks are crafted to the highest British standards. Played by top UK and international drummers and available in a wide selection of standard, custom and graphic models.

MES

RESERVED FOR HLAG CHINA WINNERS

MES compact snare drums are recommended for performances as well as practice sessions and rehearsals and are equally at home in concert, marching and drumset situations.

Multiple Prizes <18

RESERVED FOR HLAG TURKEY WINNERS

1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in the <18 age group of the Hit Like A Girl Turkey regional contest will receive an assortment of Turkish cymbals, Oke Cajon practice pads and Liverpool drum sticks as well as a discount coupon from Roland.

Multiple Prizes 18+

RESERVED FOR HLAG TURKEY WINNERS

1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in the 18+ age group of the Hit Like A Girl Turkey regional contest will receive an assortment of Turkish cymbals, Oke Cajon practice pads and Vater drum sticks as well as a discount coupon from Roland.

Murat Diril

RESERVED FOR HLAG FRANCE WINNERS

Two winners of HLAG France will each receive an 8″ Renaissance Series Brilliant Splash cymbal from Murat Diril, courtesy of My Music Distribution. Modern and sophisticated, Murat Diril cymbals are known for their brilliance, rich resonance and versatility. 

Natal

RESERVED FOR HLAG UK WINNERS

13˝ x 6.5˝ Tulipwood Inlay Snare with a satin finish and a walnut inlay. This tulipwood snare is beautifully understated, adorning Natal’s signature sun lugs and Tru-Tune tension rods with a hand finished 45-degree bearing edge. It features the same sonic properties as the Café Racer snare drum so can pair with a Natal Café Racer kit or try it alongside another set of drums.

Oniix

RESERVED FOR HLAG CHINA WINNERS

Combining handselected, USA Hickory with a matte black finish, Oniix drumsticks look as good as they feel.

PaulE

RESERVED FOR HLAG UK WINNERS

International drummer and drum builder PaulE is providing his unique “Bon-E” hi-hat accessory as prizes for the winners of HLAG UK. Inspired by John Bonham, the ‘Bon-E’ is the most versatile accessory ever to be attached to the top of a hi-hat because it’s both a tambourine and a wood-block! The jingles are removable, interchangeable, and replacable. The included hi-hat clutch makes it quick and easy to attach and to remove.

PaulE is also sponsoring drum lessons with HLAG 2022 judge Ciara Chinniah for selected contestants from the UK region.

Promark

RESERVED FOR HLAG CHINA WINNERS

Prizes for selected winners of HLAG China include these brightly colored, pro-quality 5A drumsticks from Promark,

Queens Guard

RESERVED FOR HLAG CHINA WINNERS

Selected winners of Hit Like A Girl China will receive a variety of drum accessories, including stick bags, backpacks, messenger bags, drum sticks, metronomes and bass drum practice pads, courtesy of the Queens Guard Drum Co.

Roland

RESERVED FOR HLAG FRANCE WINNERS

Roland is generously providing a range of it’s renowned drum triggers and interface devices, including the RT-30HR snare drum, RT-30H tom-tom and RT-30K kick drum triggers for all the winners of HLAG France. The first-place winner in the under-18 age group will also receive Roland’s TM-2 Trigger module.

Sabian

RESERVED FOR HLAG CHINA WINNERS

Sabian is supplying 4 winners of Hit Like A Girl China with a 20″ Medium Ride cymbal from their world-famous HHX series. Made from B20 bronze, HHX cymbals are known for their perfect balance of wash and articulation that makes them ideal for a wide range of musical applications.

Shure

RESERVED FOR HLAG FRANCE WINNER

The Drumkit 4 Mic pack from Shure will get you going in many live and studio applications. The kit includes four high-performance microphones from the company’s PGA series:

  • Shure PGA52 kick drum mic
  • Shure PGA57 snare drum mic
  • Shure PGA181 (x2) for overhead use

Silvana Colagiovanni

RESERVED FOR HLAG LATAM WINNERS

Top South American drummer and educator Silvana Colagiovanni is providing lessons to selected winners of the HLAG Latin America contest. Sil offers instruction in a range of subjects including technique, styles, grooves and fills.

Styx

RESERVED FOR HLAG FRANCE WINNERS

Styx drumsticks are the perfect choice for demanding drummers who need quality and durability. The winners will have the chance to test and adopt drumsticks equipped with a second striker that will help with the balance and improve their overall sound.

Tru Tuner

RESERVED FOR HLAG FRANCE WINNERS

Selected HLAG France winners will receive 6-packs of sonic attenuators by Tru Tuner. Recommended to control to tone of drums and cymbals, Tru Tuner attenuators stick anywhere are indefinitely re-usable. Provided by My Music Distributors.

Vic Firth

RESERVED FOR HLAG FRANCE WINNERS

French Firth distributor, Algam Music, is providing 3 pair of Vic Firth’s popular 55A drumsticks and a set of Practice Tips to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of HLAG France in the upper and lower age groups.

Zildjian

RESERVED FOR HLAG CHINA WINNERS

Zildjian-9Beat’s limited edition drumsticks are collector’s items. Made from American Hickory, they feature metallic finishes and the Zildjian and 9Beats logos.