BB Mitchem

United States

Teacher/School: Pat Gerasia

Hey y’all! I’m BB Mitchem. I am eighteen years old, and I am from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I go to the University of Alabama, and I am majoring in Biology with a Pre-Dental concentration. I am a member of Sigma Kappa, the Alpha Omega chapter. I have been playing drums for six years and have been entering the Hit Like a Girl drum contest for five years. When I first picked up the sticks, I was a little girl who was unsure of herself, wondering if drumming was for her. Now, over six years later, I have grown into the woman that I am today, who has found her voice through drumming. Being a female drummer, I strive to serve as an inspiration to women of all ages who wish to start playing drums, or who may feel intimidated. Drumming is for everyone; it is a universal language. This is my fifth year entering Hit Like a Girl, so this year I wanted my entry to show me and my personality more than my past entries. I chose to cover JACK by HARDY because HARDY is such a musical influence and overall inspiration of mine, so I felt by choosing this song, I achieved my goal of showing myself through my playing and performance. Over the years, I have gained various musical inspirations. My biggest musical inspirations are my drumming mentor and friend, Pat Gerasia (The Violent), Mike Protich and Dave McGarry (The Violent), HARDY, Morgan Wallen, ERNEST, Elvis Presley, Lainey Wilson, Duran Duran, 3 Doors Down, and The Beatles.

I want to thank God for not only giving me this opportunity, but for everything because without Him, I am nothing. I also want to thank my parents for being there for me and for the consistent love and support. I want to thank my drumming mentor, Pat Gerasia for always encouraging me, helping me tap into my true potential, and for being such a great friend over the years. I lastly want to thank those who have become my family over the years, blood does not make you family, love and loyalty does. And, as always, peace, rock on, God’s Blessings, and create YOUR own magic!


  1. Kelly MITCHEM on March 19, 2023 at 6:31 pm

    We are so beyond PROUD of you!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  2. Loran Richards on March 19, 2023 at 7:09 pm

    YOU ARE A ROCKSTAR… not only in your music, but also in your studies, your friendships, your beauty, your style, & every aspect of life!
    We ❤️ you!
    The Richards Crew

  3. hlag on March 19, 2023 at 9:20 pm

    Welcome BBack! Good luck!

    • EILEEN123 on April 12, 2023 at 5:53 am

      Good luck darlin…
      You got this….

  4. Pat Gerasia on March 21, 2023 at 6:34 am

    Absolutely phenomenal!!

  5. Michelle Holbrook on April 12, 2023 at 9:40 am

    Awesome you ROCK

  6. wbarrett on April 12, 2023 at 10:14 am

    So proud of you and all of your accomplishments. You go girl!

  7. Kimberly Silas on April 12, 2023 at 11:19 am

    Good luck BB!!! You are AH-MAZING!!!! 💕

  8. Chasity Barrett on April 12, 2023 at 12:31 pm

    So proud of you! Good luck BB!!! YOU ROCK!

  9. laurawdw21 on April 12, 2023 at 1:28 pm

    Good luck beautiful!!!!!! You are a rock star!!!!!

  10. Amy Simpson on April 12, 2023 at 3:06 pm

    Good luck sweet girl !! The Simpson’s are cheering you on !!

  11. Renae Paris on April 12, 2023 at 4:17 pm

    that is awesome !!! Good Luck

  12. Darlene Holifield on April 12, 2023 at 9:37 pm

    Good Luck!!! You are Awesome!!!

  13. Charlene Sparks on April 13, 2023 at 5:04 am

    You are such an inspiration to other young girls

  14. Barbara Papa on April 13, 2023 at 5:08 am

    Good luck BB! Will be rooting for you in Florida

  15. fjalex820 on April 16, 2023 at 7:24 am

    You rock, BB!!! Great song!

  16. Charlana Moses on April 16, 2023 at 11:09 am

    So proud of you. Love you!

  17. Chillerich on April 23, 2023 at 8:07 am

    Hi, BB! I’m in Pat’s studio too. You are definitely an inspiration to me! You play very well and the confidence in your performance is amazing. It was so much fun to watch. Congrats!! 🙂

  18. Tammy Degraffenried on April 23, 2023 at 1:06 pm

    Hello BB I know you are a star yeah always have been and always will be you are a very talented wonderful young lady I am very proud of you I speak with confidence that you will be in the top five this year I believe that you are an excellent drummer I love you we love you

  19. Renae Paris on April 25, 2023 at 6:09 am


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