I was a trumpet minor in college and enjoyed Jazz Band the most. My favorite composers are Holst and Whitacre but I enjoy a lot of modern insturmental works too.
I followed DCI when the finals were on TV in the early 00s. Growing up in PA in the late 90s and early. 00s I considered the Cadets to be the gold standard of drum corps and probably still consider the 00 cadets as my gold standard show.
I attended my first DCI show in 2005. My favorite performance of the evening was the Blue Knights and I have loved just about every one of their shows since.
I am also a huge Bluecoats fan and consider them to be the home team. I guess if I had to pick one favorite it would be the Bluecoats.
In 2011 I met my husband who is a 2001 DCI alum. He took me to finals in 2012 and that's when I became addicted. It's also when I fell in love with Carolina Crown.
Anyway...I have a career as a health care practitioner...won't get too specific there but I will say that I love my job and helping people.