My name is Elise Burcham and I am a drummer from Colorado. I have been drumming for 7 years and it is one of my biggest passions. Throughout the years, I have been a part of numerous bands as well as my school's jazz band. The song being performed is actually a song that we were working on in school and my main inspiration came from watching my peers play it on drums. My original plan was to record the band at school playing the track behind me, but due to the recent situation, I ended up playing to a different recording. With drumming as well as music in general, my main inspirations are Anika Niles, Tommy Igoe, Taylor Gordon (AKA the Pocket Queen), Ian Chang, and all of the drummers I connect with in real life, as well as my drum teacher Christian Teele. Outside of drumming I also play bass and have started to write and record some of my own music. Music is so important to me so I am very grateful I get to participate in an opportunity such as this contest!