Performance Info

Saturday, January 26, 2019 — 10:00 am to 10:40 am


Hit Like a Girl!

Three award-winning, young drummers from China will perform— and the details of the 2019 HIt Like A Girl international contest for female drummers will be announced— at a special concert during the 2019 NAMM Show. The drummers, all of whom are Champions of the Hit Like A Girl contest held last year in China, include:

2018 HLAG Child age group Champion: Eva Lang

2018 HLAG Teen age group Champion: Hanna Piao

2018 HLAG Adult age group Champion: Yutong Chen

Presented by Hit Like A Girl in conjunction with the 9Beats drum schools, HLAG China generated 750 entries, 8,000,000 video views and 18,000,000 online votes. The final phase of the contest was judged by international drumming icons Anika Nilles, Didi Negron, Aaron Spears, Lindsay Artkop and Dom Famularo. The Champion’s prize packages include a one-week trip to visit Los Angeles. While they are in the southern California area, the drummers will perform at NAMM, Musician’s Institute and Drum Channel and tour the Remo and DW Drums factories.

The Hit Like A Girl contest for female drummers and percussionists was founded in 2012 by Phil Hood (Drum!), David Levine (Full Circle Management) and Mindy Abovitz-Monk (Tom Tom). Now in its 8th year, the Hit Like A Girl Contest has had more than 4,000 participants from 50 countries and has reached nearly 100,000,000 online impressions. Sponsors include many of today’s leading drum, percussion, electronics, accessory and media companies while judges are some of the most popular, most respected drummers on the planet.