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Star-studded awards show to be webcast live on Drum Channel, April 18 at 5:00PM PDT

Hit Like A Girl

Along with many of the world’s leading professional drummers and drum industry executives, more than two dozen of today’s top amateur drummers will be featured when the 2017 Hit Like A Girl Contest champions and award recipients are announced on the Hit Like A Girl awards show — webcast live Tuesday, April 18 at 5:00PM PDT exclusively on www.drumchannel.com. The show will include interviews and live performances by past champions, celebrities and special guests such as Kim Thompson, Mona Tavakoli, Emmanuelle Caplette, Helen De La Rosa and others (pending availability).

Hit Like A Girl is a global contest for female drummers with contestants in the under and 18 age divisions competing for the championship title as well as more than $20,000 in prizes. This year, HLAG entries are eligible in Drumset, World, Concert and Marching percussion categories. A number of Special Award, Performance Opportunity, Scholarship and Grant winners will also be announced during the show, including the recipient of the first annual Joe Hibbs award given to this year’s hardest working, most dedicated player.

Log on to Drum Channel on April 18th and visit www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com to view all of the 2017 Hit Like A Girl contest videos and more.

Scholarships, Performance Opportunities, Special Awards And Over $20,000 In Drum Gear Will Be Awarded In The 2017 Hit Like A Girl® Global Contest For Female Drummers

From complete acoustic and electronic drumsets, snare drums, cymbals, sticks, heads and accessories to showcases at major festivals and scholarships to summer music camps, this year’s Hit Like A Girl contest offers participating drummers the highest value and widest variety of prizes in the history of the program. In total, more than $20,000 in prizes will be awarded to the Champions and runners-up, and popular and Weekly Winners, in the Under 18 and Over 18 age divisions of the Drumset category. The top drummers from both age groups in the Concert, Marching and World Percussion categories will also receive drum-gear prize packages.

Exceptional effort will be recognized and rewarded by the Hit Like A Girl management team in the form of Special Awards including scholarships, grants, featured performances at PASIC and the WGI World Championship, tickets to drum festivals in England and France and more. In addition to scores and comments from top drummer/educators, all entrants will receive a PowerPack3, which include free downloads of magazines and educational materials as well as a coupon for free drum lesson courtesy of School Of Rock and a HLAG 2017 Participation Certificate.

This year's prizes are donated by the world’s top drum and percussion companies, including DW/PDP, Zildjian, Vic Firth, Evans, Promark, Sabian, Mapex, Ludwig, Roland, Yamaha, Yamaha DTX, LP, NFUZD, Audix, Big Fat Snare Drum, Craviotto, C+C, SJC, Sakae, TRX, Vater, TKL, Cympad, Puresound and KBrakes. Additional prizes are provided by Sweetwater, School Of Rock, PAS, WGI, Drum Channel, Hudson Music, Drum!, The Sessions, Wikidrummers/The Drumming Lab and Music Radar/Rhythm.