FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 28, 2019
UTAH GIRL, 11, WINS 1st RUNNER-UP WORLDWIDE, #1 in USA
in INTERNATIONAL FEMALE DRUM COMPETITION
Multi-award winning drum phenom is on the rise
28 May 2019 (Salt Lake City, UT) – MILANA, the 11-year old award-winning drummer from NBC’s Little Big Shots Season 3, wins 1st Runner Up Worldwide, and #1 in USA in her age division in the 2019 Hit Like A Girl® International Female Drum competition - winning contest video here.
Hit Like A Girl® 2019 is the eighth annual international contest for female drummers and percussionists. Its purpose is to spotlight female drummers/percussionists around the world, encourage a higher level of performance, and support community growth. The contest has attracted 5000+ contestants in over 50 countries, generating tens of millions of views to date.
Zildjian, Vic Firth, Pearl, Remo, Berklee College of Music, Yamaha, DW and DRUM! Magazine are among the 70+ contest sponsors. The Hit Like A Girl contest is judged over a 9-week period by 80+ professional/celebrity drummers and other industry icons.
AS SEEN ON: ‘Little Big Shots’ (NBC), ‘To Tell The Truth’ (ABC), AT&T Fiber commercial, Gwen Stefani music video. Milana has played with Sheila E., Stewart Copeland (The Police), and members of Snarky Puppy, Dave Matthews Band, Michael Jackson's band, Tower of Power, Neon Trees, and many more.
Winners were announced Friday, May 24, 2019 at 9am PST