Starting off beating on his ABC blocks as a baby and just naturally growing into drumming, 5-year-old Jeremiah Travis just discovered that he has received a full band scholarship to Alcorn State University, when he graduates from high school in 13 years.
“To know that he is five and has a full scholarship made me feel so good. I am just amazed at his playing level with him being so young,” his mother, Nicole Jackson said, speaking to USA Today about her son’s scholarship.
The kindergarten is also a snare drummer in the band at St. Helena College and Career Academy in Greensburg, Louisiana and gets to play everyday in a group with band members who are at least 10 years older than him.
“He’s 5 years old but he’s always working on his skills. Any free time in the band room or when we go on break, he’s drumming on the floor, getting other drummers to come and just asking them ‘can we play, can we play,’” Chesteron Frye, the band director at St. Helena College and Career Academy.
We hope that this prodigy seizes his opportunity for a full ride at Alcorn State and we’re looking forward to his progress.
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