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 3rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Drum Set Camp, July 16-20, 2023 in St. Mary’s City, Maryland.  This annual camp is designed for young drummers, 9-22 years old and includes instruction by artists and educators at the top of their drumming game.  Students are divided into separate skill groups to ensure they receive one on one attention from artists such as Greyson Nekrutman, Steve Lyman, David Stanoch, Willie Howell, Aaron Bertoglio and 2020 Hit Like A Girl Champsion Sheila Klotz..

This year’s HLAG SoMar Drummers Camp Scholarship winner also will receive private lessons with 2020 HLAG Champion Sheila Klotz and other top instructors – at no additional cost.  The full tuition scholarship ($700 value) includes room and board PLUS private lessons. 

NOTE: Transportation to and from the camp is not provided in the award.  Winner will be announced by HLAG at the conclusion of the 11th Annual Hit Like A Girl International Drum Set  Contest.  Winners should bring their own drums.  If the winner cannot bring their own drums, a 4-piece drum set will be provided.

Drum Channel

The Champions and Runner-up winners in all age groups of the drumset category will each receive a one-year membership to, 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, courses, masterclasses and shows as well as the new “Drum Channel Academy.”

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, Hal Leonard Cajon Method, Hal Leonard Djembe Method and Hal Leonard Bodhrán Method

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 Book – Finding Your Own Path
  • Bernhard Lackner: Step It Up – Drum Play Along

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.