Thompson airs on KAKE News
BELOIT – Tristan Thompson's dreams of becoming a professional drummer have now been highlighted after he aired on a KAKE News spotlight for Talented Teens on Monday. Thompson started playing drums at the age of seven years old and has opened for American Music Artist Tracy Byrd with the band Kill Creek Rising who he has been playing with for three years. Now at the age of 16 as a junior at Beloit High School, Thompson continues his musical talents in band and recently performed in Manhattan with the All-Star band playing the quads drums. He is a part of the student council, has played football, baseball and was an All-league wrestler and has earned KMEA honor band achievements. For several years, Thompson has attended a clinic in Nashville, Tenn. He has met Cyndi Lauper and played with the Big and Rich band's drummers and also country music artist Jason Aldean. Thompson says he practices his drums at least one hour a day and definitely wants to continue music as a career. "I love the life," says Thompson. Thompson hopes to attend college and study music education. He now not only plays music but is teaching as well with four students. He has not only put his music to sound but in motion with skilled hand movements and continues to improve on a daily basis towards his dreams.