In The News: She’s Marching Her Way To Fitness

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You’d be surprised at the physical demands it takes to be a part of a drum and bugle corps. Musical athlete Jackie Bechtold explains how she keeps fit by performing with the Minnesota Brass.

After playing trumpet in marching bands in high school and college, Jackie Bechtold knew she didn’t want to give it up. When she graduated in 2001, one of her college professors, who wrote music for Minnesota Brass, encouraged her to join and switch instruments. She’s been marching with her mellophone ever since. The drum and bugle corps performs at two Minnesota shows in August before heading to the world championships on Labor Day weekend in Rochester, N.Y.

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Posted by on Friday, July 29th, 2011. Filed under Current News, DCA News.