Mustang Spotlight: Drew Hutchins

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Mustang Spotlight: Drew Hutchins

Drew Hutchins, a percussionist in the Center Hill Band, plays multiple instruments and also earns money performing at churches, weddings and funerals.

Drew Hutchins, a percussionist in the Center Hill Band, plays multiple instruments and also earns money performing at churches, weddings and funerals.

Photo by Micheal Feild

Drew Hutchins, a percussionist in the Center Hill Band, plays multiple instruments and also earns money performing at churches, weddings and funerals.

Photo by Micheal Feild

Photo by Micheal Feild

Drew Hutchins, a percussionist in the Center Hill Band, plays multiple instruments and also earns money performing at churches, weddings and funerals.


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You may know Drew Hutchins as a junior who is a percussionist in the Center Hill band. But did you know the 16-year-old, who plans to attend Brown University, plays multiple instruments and earns money by performing at churches, weddings and funerals?

Q: How many instruments do you know how to play?
A: Four. Organ, piano, bass guitar, drumset.

Q: How long have you been into music?
A: Since I was about four.

Q: What kinds of things do you do outside of school?
A: I play piano at my church, New Mount Gillian Baptist Church, at gigs around Memphis, and at weddings and funerals.

Q: How much do you get paid at gigs?
A: About $250 a gig.

Q: How long have you been in band at Center Hill?
A: Since freshman year.

Q: How’d you first get into playing piano?
A: My dad plays keys, my mom sings, and my granddad used to sing.

Q: Why do you perform for others?
A: It’s kinda just like my second nature.

Q: Where do you want to go to college?
A: Brown.

Q: What do you plan on doing in college?
A: I plan on minoring in music.

Q: What do you plan on doing when you get older?
A: I want to produce music.

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