5-year-old Jeremiah Travis just received a full band scholarship to Alcorn State University, when he graduates from high school in…13 years.
According to USA Today, the kindergartner is already a snare drummer in the band at St. Helena College and Career Academy in Greensburg, Louisiana. Travis started out beating on his ABC blocks as a baby and just naturally grew into drumming. Now he gets to play everyday in a group with band members who are at least 10 years older than him. He can often be seen showing out at halftime performances and during the New Orleans Pelicans basketball games. Now the drum prodigy has the opportunity to play in the Sounds of Dyn-o-Mite band at Alcorn State when he gets older.
Travis’ mother, Nicole Jackson, spoke to USA Today about her son’s scholarship. “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,” Jackson said . . .