I play drums and sing in a band.
The days are different depending on what phase of the record cycle we're in. While touring: The morning starts by waking up in a hotel in a new city. Sometimes we'll have a few hours to explore, other times we'll hit the road ASAP to make the next show. By afternoon, we load-in our equipment and soundcheck. Then we wait another few hours until our show begins. After that, we meet show goers and pack everything up (usually done by 1 or 2am). After that, we're off to the next city!
Here's the first step for middle school students
Join your school band! I played in symphonic and marching band in middle school and, even though it was equal parts fun and difficult at times, it boosted my ability in so many other areas of my life (math, science, group work, sports). I also made some amazing friends for life.
"She's a terrible drummer and sounds like a dying bird! She's only gotten this far because she's a girl and she's different"