Mimi Harding is a senior at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, where she serves as drum major for the marching band. She has won competitions for the SC Band Directors Association, SC Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, SC Flute Society, Piccolo Spoleto Rising Stars and the NFA High School Flute Choir. In 2013, she attended the Brevard Festival High School Program. She studies with Jennifer Parker-Harley.