Hi my name is Katie and I have been playing drums for 4 years. I've had drum lessons at school and at home but due to the pandemic I have been teaching myself. Last year, my neighbor had to build me my own drum room due to the fact he couldn't hear his own TV anymore! I like to practice 2 hours a day and due to lockdown I have been able to focus more on my drums. I chose to enter this competition to encourage other girls to pick up the sticks and I think the female drum community as a whole is really strong. I'm 15 years old and will be going to college in September to do a Music performance diploma. When I'm older, I would like to work somewhere within the music industry but my dream would be to tour with a band and making people happy with my music. I listen to a lot of heavy metal/rock. My all time favourite band is Slipknot but I like to listen to other bands such as foo fighters, korn, marilyn manson, linkin park and Paramore. I'd like to inspire people that its okay to be part of the 1% of the world that does something different to the rest. Other than drumming, i like to bake, play guitar and bass, and I do axe throwing too. This is the first proper contest I've entered as I'd like to put myself out there more!