My name is Neilly McMahon, and I am 9 years old. I started playing the drums when I was 7. I take lessons at the School of Rock and have done performances with the school as well as extra projects with my teacher, Joe Meyer. When I was 8, I broke my thumb and couldn't play for a few months. It was really hard, but the school let me do vocal lessons so that I could still work with music. I still sing in addition to my drumming. This school year, I have been working on Tom Sawyer, which became an even more interesting project to me once I heard that Neil Peart had died in January. Last year, I played Cherry Bomb with my School of Rock "Women in Punk" band. My video is some footage my dad took on his phone when I played Cherry Bomb, and the second half is part of Tom Sawyer, played at home during quarantine. Playing the drums is a great way to release energy, especially on songs that I really like! My mom plays in a local rock cover band to raise money for cancer, they call their shows "Rock the Cure". I plan to play a song with them the next time they perform. My dad has cancer and is in treatment right now, so the cause is more special to me as a result. Thank you for watching and considering me for this contest!