In The News: Student Musician On Top

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Hundreds of young musicians come from all over the world to compete in an intense marching band boot camp, spending 12-hour days completing music rehearsals and physical training.

It sounds like a pitch for the latest reality television show, but this is a reality North Stafford High School senior Andrew Piner has faced since November while competing for a spot with the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps.

One weekend a month, beginning in November 2007, Piner traveled to South Carolina to spend his days waking up at 6 a.m., beginning a four-hour music rehearsal, followed by five hours of push-ups, sit-ups and running and then participating in another block of music rehearsal.

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Posted by on Wednesday, May 14th, 2008. Filed under DCI World.