Hit Like a Girl has announced the lineup of judges for its 2020 Marching Percussion contest. The panel features leading artists and educators from a variety of marching disciplines, including DCI, WinterGuard, BOA and HBCU drumlines, as well as an internationally renowned drumset artist with Drum & Bugle Corps roots.

Hit Like a Girl’s judges for the 2020 Marching Percussion contest are:

  • Sandi Rennick – Drumline instructor and arranger for the seven-time DCI Champion Santa Vanguard
  • James Riles III – Founder of The Atlanta Drum Academy and featured performer in the “Drumline” movies
  • Emmanuelle Caplette – Award-winning marching drummer and world-famous drummer, teacher and clinician
  • Raychel Taylor – Founder of Girls March; past performer with Mandarins, Phantom Regiment and Vanguard
  • Mark Perrett – Gold medal winner with DCI’s Division III Teal drumline and co-founder/author of the popular and influential series of “GridBook” drum method books and social media.
  • Jamese Moses – HLAG Marching Percussion Champion of 2019, HBCU marching advocate and a featured performer with “Find Your Rhythm” (FYR)
  • Nicole Casino – The first female “center snare” drummer for the 19-time DCI Champion Blue Devils, Berklee College graduate and, currently, featured performer for the Disneyland Resort

Contest entry in the under 18 and 18+ age divisions opens October 1.

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