|Drew Stilson wins |
Oct 27, 2016
Cascade School of Music is
proud to announce 10 year old drum student Drew Stilson has been awarded the
Rising Star Award for October, 2016.
Drew is a student of Meshem Jackson and the son of Rick and Nicole
Stilson of Bend.
The Rising Star Award recognizes students in years one and two
of private instruction who exhibit talent, effort and achievement. The students who receive this award have been
nominated by their teachers as showing both great promise as musicians along with
great perseverance and commitment to their craft.
“Drew demonstrates remarkable
ability for his age. From the very
beginning, his dedication to practice and the development of his skills has
been exciting for me as his instructor.
Drew rises to challenges which made my decision to have Drew perform
with my upper intermediate and advanced level students an easy one. Drew’s work ethic and positive attitude along
with his family’s unwavering support has really made and continues to make a
tremendous impact on Drew’s drumming.” Meshem Jackson
Dillon Schneider, Executive Director says, “As
our school continues to grow, the caliber of young people with the desire to
excel in their music does as well. Drew
has enthusiastically embraced all that is drumming and is very deserving of
In addition to his private lessons, Drew has participated in
the school’s summer Rock U program.
Along with an award certificate, Drew received a $50
scholarship towards his private lessons. Drew and subsequent monthly Rising
Star Award winners are the only students eligible to
win the grand prize $500 scholarship to continue their music studies at Cascade
School of Music during Crescendo Bendo to be held at the Tower Theatre on June